A handsome, successful diplomat conceals the truth about his wedded bliss (or lack thereof) in Kind Sir, opening tonight, February 14 at the Barefoot Productions Theatre in Plymouth.
For the cast and crew at Barefoot Productions, Kind Sir is as much a comedy of errors as a sophisticated love story. Director Craig A. Hane cast his leads-the commitment-phobic diplomat and the presence-commanding actress who loves him---to sell the central romance. Yet much of the play's charm comes from playwright Norman Krasna's sharp dialogue and the hilarious act of revenge in the final scene.
Film fans may recognize the play as the inspiration for the 1958 movie Indiscreet, directed by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain) with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in the leads. As a fan of both versions, Mr. Hane used the film as inspiration for recreating the high-society glamour of 1950s New York City.
This stage version features Adam Weakley of Whitmore Lake and Maureen Paraventi of Redford in their breakout roles on the Barefoot Productions stage. Ms. Paraventi narrated readings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and A Christmas Carol earlier this season; Mr. Weakley, a regular in Ann Arbor theater, will perform with Barefoot Productions for the first time. Chris Steves of Woodhaven, David Alexander of Redford, and Ann Arbor residents Eric Bloch and Linda McCalister round out the cast as two couples who conspire to bring the protagonists together.
Kind Sir opens tonight, February 14 at the Barefoot Productions Theater (240 N. Main Street, Plymouth) and runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays thereafter through February 24. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 for general audiences and $14 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call the box office at (734) 560-1493 or visit www.justgobarefoot.com.
Barefoot Productions, Plymouth, Michigan's only live theatrical company, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), volunteer-driven organization. Created in 2006 under the guidance of its artistic director and founder, Craig A. Hane, Barefoot Productions seeks to: inspire a love of live theatre through its performances; encourage creative freedom in its endeavors; and enrich its community through theatre arts and outreach efforts. Barefoot Productions provides a memorable, intelligent and refreshing theatrical experience for its patrons in an intimate setting near the heart of downtown Plymouth.