By Claire Fishman
From February 22-24, Sock ‘n’ Buskin presented their third production of the club’s 50th anniversary year. Their production of Noises Off, an award-winning play by Michael Frayn, delighted its audiences and provided the community with an enjoyable and engaging show.
The great effort put into this production by the cast and crew was evident, as the play included an intricate set and fast-paced dialogue as well as entrances and exits that must have required a great deal of rehearsal to perfect. The costumes and props were sophisticated and detailed as was necessary in order to convey the great significance of props to the plot. The actors portrayed each character in a unique and interesting manner, which made both acts exciting and humorous. When I spoke to the cast and crew in the days following the show, they all articulated how grateful they are to have had the experience of participating in the production of this play.
As Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s longtime director Sandy Chantry prepares to retire at the end of this season, the club is currently rehearsing their final show of the year. They will be presenting The Mystery of Edwin Drood on May 3-5 at 7:00pm. In contrast to Noises Off, this final show is a Tony Award-winning musical based on an unfinished Charles Dickens novel.
The show is the ultimate whodunit and employs humor throughout both acts. Moreover, it has interactive elements since the audience plays a role in the progression of the plot at the end of the show.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood promises to provide an interesting and engaging evening for its audiences. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door.