FULTON, NY – The fine line between love and hate blurs this Valentine’s Day as Fulton Community Theatre proudly presents Central New York debut of “Hate Mail,” an unromantic, romantic comedy by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky.
The play, which opens FCT’s 23rd season, will run weekends February 16, 17, 23 and 23 on the Jubilee Hall stage of Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St.
Curtain times for the Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; the matinee on Sunday is at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Reservations may be made by calling 315-598-7840.
“Hate Mail” tells the caustically funny tale of Preston Dennis Jr., a spoiled rich kid, who meets his match in Dahlia Markle, an angst-filled artist.
Their worlds collide when Preston sends a complaint letter that gets Dahlia fired from her job, and then there’s no turning back.
The play stays with their increasingly crazed correspondence as they move from hate to love, and then right back again. In between, the lines of battle and love are drawn that include broken snow globes, cross-country sales trips, millennial religious cults, stolen jeeps, and dead lizards sent through the mail.
FCT’s production features the talents of Jim Uva as Preston and Kasey McHale as Dahlia; directed by William Edward White, FCT’s artistic director.
The comedy was written by Corbett and Obolensky in 2004, partly as a parody of A.R. Gurney’s epistolary play “Love Letters,” but primarily as a correspondence between two writers, each writing in character – Corbett as Preston and Obolensky as Dahlia.
“Hate Mail” is produced by special arrangement by Playscripts, Inc.
The play contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences.
For more information, visit FCT’s website at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net, or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fultoncommunitytheatre