PERFORMERS will return to the stage at the Alman Dramatic Club this month for the first time in nearly two years.
The club will take its first interim measures to reopen the Coach House Theater after closing the doors during the initial lockdown in March 2020.
Indeed, the group was on the verge of opening its new Whiskey Galore production when the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.
As a result, they had to abandon all plans despite the fact that the entire series was sold out.
Almost two years later, the Alman club will reopen with a very small audience in accordance with agreements reached in collaboration with the Clacks Council.
Naturally, the members are eager to go back on stage but are aware that everyone must feel comfortable and safe in the environment close to the Coach House.
The first will be two one-act plays that will have small casts with just three performers and will last between 45 and 50 minutes.
Gerry Docherty of the Alman said: “We are both excited and worried about our first performance since the lockdown and hope that the two very different one-act pieces prove to be a step towards normalcy no matter what. that means.”
The first play is Murray Schisgal’s comedy The Pushcart Peddlers and the second is Brian Friel’s The Yalta Game.
Both are very exciting productions that will remind audiences of the diversity of Alman’s productions over the years.
New art director Jim Allan directs Alan Boyd, Sam Mackenzie and Brian Tripney in Pushcart Peddlars, a story of innocence and misunderstanding in the early 1900s where immigrants were vulnerable to various scams.
Gerry Docherty directs The Yalta Game, the second play, written by Brian Friel based on a short story by Chekov.
Here comedy and romance meet with George Marcinkiewicz, Lesley Drury, and Brian Smith in a play that won many accolades for Brian Friel.
In thanks to the generous supporters of Alman, ticket prices have been set very low and those planning to come are advised to purchase tickets soon.
The play will take place from Saturday November 27 to Thursday December 2.
Visit thealman.com to purchase tickets.