Martin and the Players transport their audience to Paris in 1904 — and the bar called Au Lapin Agile. And who do we find there? None other than Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.
If staging a play is a challenge, director Anne Harper has helped East Side Players rise to the occasion with its production of “Speaking in Tongues.” “They like to do things a little more challenging in this theatre company,” she said in an interview.
Joanna Murray-Smith, one of Australia’s leading playwrights, offers her best in this 2002 play, recreating the intricacies and moral quandaries of middle-class life. Director Heather Roberts, with 25 years’ experience both backstage and on stage, handles the nuances of the play with precision and deftness.
“In a community theatre, especially in a space this size, we usually have one set,” director Jan Francies said. “With this play, we have three sets. It was an enormous challenge.”