News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 9, 2013

Local actors staging ‘Half & Half’ on May 17-19 at Harmony Hall

News Release

TERRE HAUTE — On the Line Productions, a local theater group, plans to stage the comedy “Half & Half” by James Sherman May 17 through 19 at Harmony Hall, 1257 Lafayette Ave.

In the play, directed by Amelia Vallely-Compton, Sherman explores marriages past and present in two related one-act plays.

In the first act, set at a breakfast in 1970, the breadwinner husband reads the newspaper while the homemaker wife fries the eggs. In act two, at a breakfast taking place in 2005, the career-minded wife reads the paper and the stay-at-home husband cooks a frittata. Sherman looks at how husbands and wives accept and reject their roles, how their roles have changed and how their roles might be changing back.

Three actors — Kalie Schmidt, Ted Compton and Bailey Harrell — portray age-appropriate roles in each act. Ryan Skeel will be the assistant director and stage manager.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on May 17 and 18, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on May 19

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

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