Photo by Aaron B. Bailey Olivia (left, Michelle Papandria and Gabe (right, Christopher A. Dietrick) take a break from unpacking while the apartment superintendent, Max (Bradley S. Kieper), snoops through their belongings in Buck Creek Players’ production of “Things My Mother Taught Me,” which opens Oct. 3 for two weekends.
Buck Creek Players will kick off their 41st season Oct. 3 with the new comedy “Things My Mother Taught Me.”
The production opens with Olivia (Michelle Papandria) and Gabe (Christopher A. Dietrick), a longtime couple, moving into their first apartment together and Gabe planning on popping the question on that first night in their new place.
But problems arise with the moving van, and the apartment doors are too small for much of the furniture. Then there is the unexpected arrival of not one, but both sets of parents (Tracy Brunner, Dennis Karr, Tom Meador and Lina Ricks) in the tiny apartment.
And when Max (Bradley S. Kieper), the Polish apartment superintendent, is thrown into the mix, audience members are in for an unforgettable and humorous evening of theater that will make them fall in love all over again, director Heather Aislynn Johns said.
The play will run weekends through Oct. 12 at Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. Curtain times are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, $14 for children, students and seniors ages 62 and older, $16 for adults, can be reserved by calling 862-2270 or visiting www.buckcreekplayers.com. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.
PHOTOS BY GARY NELSON Part of the Irish Airs group, T.H. Gillespie (left) on piano and fiddler Wyatt Watkins performed many lively jigs, reels and waltzes during Irish Fest night at Garfield Park Arts Center. Watkins also told stories and explained different aspects of Irish music.
Wyatt Watkins (left) and Bob Willsey answer questions about Irish music.
Irish night at the Garfield Park Arts Center got off to a rousing start with host Bob Willsey singing and telling stories.
Held in conjunction with Indy Irishfest, the event also featured Wyatt Watkins on Irish fiddle and T.H. Gillespie on piano. They have played together years and are known to thrill audiences with their music. They are part of the group Irish Airs, which will begin playing regularly Oct. 3 at Nine Irish Brothers on Massachusetts Avenue.
Willsey will bring different music and entertainment to the arts center each month through the end of the year. Watch The Southsider Voice for details.