The Actors Theater of Orcas Island will kick off its summer Readers Theater series with three performances of “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer. It is directed by Doug Bechtel.
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7, at The Orcas Island Grange (3252 Orcas Road).
Two strangers, a woman (Suzanne Gropper) and a man (Tom Fiscus), board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing The New York Times crossword.
She’s an organized, sensible psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad executive. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” Now he vows to finish. Why? He’s a competitor and she happens to be lovely. Their trip is filled with unpredictable surprises. As the train ride ends, it’s obvious each of them has been changed for the better. Synopsis courtesy of https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/4646/2-across/.
This 80-minute subway ride has been described by critics as hilarious, witty, romantic and poignant. While suitable for all ages, this play may not be of interest to preteens.
Tickets are available at Darvill’s Book Store, online at www.orcasactors.com and at the door. All tickets are $10. For more information, contact Bechtel at 360-317-5601.