DSCC Theatre Department to Present Fall Production
The Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Theatre Department will present its fall production of Kenneth Lonergan’s play “The Waverly Gallery,” Nov. 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The play will be held inside the First Citizens National Bank Auditorium in the Campus Activities Building on the Dyersburg campus.
The play centers on Gladys, an octogenarian former attorney, who for the past 20 plus years has run a tiny art gallery in the corner of a small Greenwich Village hotel. She has been asked to leave the gallery, which is just around the corner from her apartment, so that it can be turned into a breakfast café for the hotel. However, this is not Gladys’ only issue. She is experiencing dementia, perhaps Alzheimer’s, and the audience learns of the last couple of years of her life from her grandson, who lives in an apartment in the same building in which she lives, as well as from her daughter and son-in-law, and a young artist she takes under her wing. Between her memory loss and difficulty hearing, there are lots of laughs, as well as a few tears shed as she nears her inevitable end. Audience members will likely recognize in Gladys someone they know and love, or perhaps even, have lost. This is a tale of life, love and laughter in the midst of trials and tears.
Cast members include Lynn Karlgaard of Dyersburg as Gladys; Jessica Rogers of Rutherford as Ellen, Gladys’s daughter; Bobby Solmon of Dyersburg as Howard, Gladys’s son-in-law; Corey Sawyers of Dyersburg as Daniel, Gladys’s grandson; and Tyler Burns of Dyersburg as Don, the young artist.
Crew members include Raven Stewart of Dyersburg, stage manager; Savannah Alls of Dyersburg, sound; Taylor Anderson of Dyersburg, lighting; Monica Russell of Dyersburg, props and backstage grip; Rebecca Brown of Dyersburg, backstage grip; Lachelle Robinson of Dyersburg, videography. Cast and crew photography will be provided by Doris Robison.
Admission is $5 for DSCC students, faculty and staff, and senior citizens. General admission is $6. For more information, contact director Meleia Lewis at 731-286-3261.