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Balon And Krall To Present Two Hilarious Short Plays By Silverstein July 23, 24 & 25
Photo by John Eaton
Mr. Willis (Tim Krall, right), the manager of an exclusive club, confronts Mrs. Q (Pat Balon) telling her that her husband is really a dog.
Lauded poet, songwriter, and author of children’s books, the incomparable Shel Silverstein has written dozens of short plays, which are deeply infused with the same wicked sense of humor that made him famous.
Tim Krall is paired with Pat Balon in two of the five, short, wackily funny comedies being presented by Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 25 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Both were written by Silverstein.
In “No Dogs Allowed”, Mr. and Mrs. Q are relaxing on a beach at an exclusive club, where a sign clearly states “No dogs allowed. Krall as Mr. Wills, the club manager, in no uncertain terms tells Mrs. Q, played by Balon, that Mr. Q is really a dog. Mrs. Q counters with various fantastical reasons to explain Mr. Q’s hairy face, big black nose and habit of barking.
Krall as Arnold in “No Skronking” sees a sign at a lunch counter that reads “No Skronking”, becomes obsessed and relentlessly interrogates Bertha, a waitress played by Balon, for the definition of skronking. The conversation goes in circles until Bertha suspects Arnold of having the dangerous potential of being a “skronker” — whatever that is.
In the 30-minute comedy “Boise, Idaho,” Krall is the onstage narrator.
Barbara and Larry Biddison are the performers in “Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife” adapted by Larry from a short story by James Thurber and in “Duck” another comedy by Silverstein.
Due to some language in one of the five comedies that may be offensive to some, the performances are recommended for adults only.
Tickets are $14 for adults. Also available are FlexPasses for $60. For more information, to purchase a flex pass or to reserve and prepay, call (570) 724-2079 with credit card information or prepay online at hgp.booktix.com.
Writing: Diane Eaton