Starlite Players staged its first evening of short comedies a year ago this week — on July 15, 2015, to be exact.
The distinctive company is celebrating its birthday by doing what it does best. It’s staging another of its monthly evenings of four new, short comedies. It’s an unusual approach to theater, but Starlite’s shows regularly sell out.
This month’s program is titled “Strange Bedfellows,” and it features plays that revolve around unlikely attractions. The plays are:
▪ “Object of Affection” by Thomas J. Misuraca. Two friends are eager to meet their buddy’s latest object of affection, but they’re unprepared for what they encounter.
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▪ “Ribbing Adam” by Richard J. Budin. A comic take on the story of Adam and Eve. The Starlite people call it “a comedic spoof with absolutely no religious significance.”
▪ “You, Me. Me, You.” by Len Cuthbert. High school classmates meet at a reunion and discover that things back their school weren’t as they seemed.
▪ “Potential” by Scott Mullen. A man brings his blind date on a ferry ride, thinking that will ensure that she won’t ditch him. But when another woman intrudes, he’s the one who hopes to escape.