Library Selling Play Tickets for Benefit

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Tamara McIntyre, library services manager, at right, purchases tickets to “Last Orders” from Nancy Kavanaugh, library assistant.
Tamara McIntyre, library services manager, at right, purchases tickets to “Last Orders” from Nancy Kavanaugh, library assistant.

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James Prendergast Library

“Last Orders,” a series of four one-act thrillers, will be performed as a full-length production at Studio Metro in the InSpire Development Center this month as a benefit for the Prendergast Library where $12 pre-sale tickets are now available.

“Having a love for theater means having a love for literature, and what better way for lovers of both to give back than by helping our library?” said Director Angelo Giuffré.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday March 18-19 and March 25-26. Tickets for $12 pre-sale or $15 the day of each performance can be purchased in person at the library, online at www.in-spire.us, or by phone at 450-7357.

Written by Richard Olson-Walter, M.P. Richardson, and Graham Forbes, the plays follow last October’s British One Act Thriller Showcase, in keeping with The Spire’s “British Invasion” theme. Cast members are Dustin Graziano, Rycheigh Allan, Tyler Stimson, Crin Fredrickson, Giovanna Accordino, Steven Michael Cobb, and Josh Monroe.

Although each short play tells an independent story, they deal with similar themes and build on each other’s mysterious twists and turns. According to the director, the British phrase “Last Orders” refers to both a person’s final wishes and the last call for drinks at a bar, and the themes of mortality and alcohol are consistent in each of the stories.

The Spire Theater’s season will end April 22-23 and April 29-30 with “No Sex Please, We’re British,” a British farce written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriot. The world’s longest running comedy, it premiered in London’s West End in 1971 and played to full houses until 1987. For information about the local productions or to get season tickets , go to www.in-spire.us or www.spiretheater.org.

The Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. For information, call 484-7135.