When Jack Met Jill
When Jack Met Jill
The Bellingham Theatre Guild presents When Jack Met Jill by Adam Szymkowicz, the BTG official entry to the Kaleidoscope State Theatre Festival, for its premiere local performances at the New Prospect Theatre on January 12-15, 2023. Directed by Suzanne Mackay and a cast of fabulous local actors, WHEN JACK MET JILL follows the mostly-post-bucket lives of the famous couple throughout time and the ages as they struggle with the definitions of their relationship to each other. This goofy adult travail, like most of Szymkowicz’s work, mixes light and dark with a contemporary wariness of either.
Evening performances January 12-14 are at 8:00 pm, and the matinee on January 15th starts at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $15; available at https://bpt.me/5679561 or newprospecttheatre.com.
The Kaleidoscope Festival, which takes place February 9-12, 2023 in Tacoma, is the Washington State leg of the AACTFest’23 National One-Act Play Competition. When Jack Met Jill will be the Bellingham Theatre Guild’s sixth play entered into the adjudicated community theater competition over the years, with previous shows earning awards at the State, Regional and National levels. Plays are limited to one hour with a ten-minute set-up/take-down time, and the talented actors (David Bolden, Kris Erickson, Audrey Henderson, Karl Ritter-Smith) and designers (Chris Coombs, Keefe Healy) get one performance to prove they deserve to move forward to Regional, and, hopefully, National stages. This time, Bellingham Theatre Guild is presenting their entry for local consumption at the New Prospect Theatre cuz what’s the point of local theatre without sharing locally with locals? Exactly! Come on down to the New Prospect Theatre, cheer us on and support two theaters with one show!
“WHEN JACK MET JILL is produced by special arrangement with THE GERSH AGENCY, 41 Madison Avenue, 29th Floor, New York NY 10010.