FULTON, NY – The creative talents of Fulton Community Theatre are putting the final preparations on the romantic comedy “2 Across,” which opens this weekend, February 8 and 9.
The play, which kicks off FCT’s 24th year, will run weekends, February 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at Tavern On The Lock, 24 S. First St.
The comedy will be presented as a dinner theatre offering, with Friday and Saturday dinners beginning at 6 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. showtime.
On the two Sunday matinees, dinner will begin serving at 2 p.m., with a 3:30 p.m. curtain time.
The buffet menu selections include stuffed pork loin, baked chicken, pasta prima vera, fresh veggies, potatoes, chef salad, and homemade rolls.
Tickets for a buffet dinner and show are just $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students.
Show only tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Reservations may be made by calling Tavern On The Lock at 315-592-2661.
The Jerry Mayer comedy tells the tale of two strangers, Josh and Janet, who meet on a commuter train. They are alone in the car, both doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible, psychologist. He’s a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. They learn from each other, argue, laugh, reveal big problems, they kiss. But will they meet again?
“2 Across” features the talents of Valerie Roscoe-Dedich as Janet and Donald Crowe as Josh.
Both will be familiar faces to FCT audiences.
Valerie was featured in the comedy farce “Bedside Manners,” while Donald appeared last season in “Alone Together” and “Curtain Up On Murder.”
The production is under the direction of Michael A. Bolio.
Mayer is a veteran writer of stage, movies, and television. His writing credits include several stage plays, as well as writing for television shows such as M*A*SH, All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
FCT’s production is a Central New York debut of his comedy.
The play, which is the second Valentine’s Day-themed show for FCT, is also the first dinner theatre venture for the theatre in many years.
It was an annual staple for many seasons, and is something that the theatre has been looking at since it resumed active production in 2010.
“We believe that this comedy really fits well in a dinner theatre setting and we hope our regular patrons will come out for a great night of dinner and entertainment and that others who haven’t been to our shows before or in a while will come and join us,” FCT artistic director William Edward White said.
For more information, please contact FCT at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org or by email at [email protected]