Hawthorne Players Presents ‘Company” at FCC for 5 Shows

"COMPANY" performers here are Lauren Yates, Jeff Loyd, Caitlin Mickey, Alicia Revé Larry Marsh photo

Hawthorne Players examine relationships in Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical comedy “Company,” which plays at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre on July 27, 28, Aug. 3, 4 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.

Director Renee Sevier-Monsey says that the show takes an unflinching look at not only what ties us together, but what keeps us apart.  “Ever matched someone up on a blind date with disastrous results?  Or looked at a couple on their wedding day and placed a bet either that they wouldn’t last six months or they’d be together forever…and been wrong?  What makes two people look at each other and decide to take the leap of faith that is a relationship?”

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to “those good and crazy people,” his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life Bobby starts the show with five sets of friends who are in enduring relationships, while he keeps a comfortable distance from love.

“He gets a good look at the imperfect nature of marriage, but the fact that these people are committed to one another has to mean something, says Sevier-Monsey.”  “I hope this production makes you laugh, get a lump in your throat, and maybe sit a little closer on the drive home.”

An honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships, “Company” is as contemporary and relevant as ever (witness the recent hit revivals on Broadway and the West End). It features a brilliant energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs (including “Another Hundred People,” “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive”).

Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for older adults and students.  Order in advance and save $2 by calling the box office at (314) 921-5678.  For more information visit: www.hawthorneplayers.com

 



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