The Possum Point Players affiliate On the Edge will present a trilogy of one-act plays that examine the consequences of silence, isolation and deceit with performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Highway, Georgetown.
“Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is seen as an example of early feminist drama. The two female characters, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, are able to sympathize with a wife and understand her possible motive for killing her husband. This leads them to the evidence against her and they succeed in hiding the evidence against authorities who conduct only a cold, emotionless investigation of material facts.
“The Bond” was written by Amy Lowell and Robert Frost, and adapted for the stage by Walter Wykes. The play is a staged version of Amy Lowell’s poems “Reaping” and “Number 3 on the Docket” and Robert Frost’s poem “A Servant to Servants.” The play intertwines the stories of three women caught in repressive, isolating conditions and how each respond to their situation.
Caroline Harding’s one-act “Two Sisters” is a dark comedy set in 1880s Russia. The appearance of a coffin in their apartment sends two sisters into an evening of recollecting how the path of their lives was drastically altered by the sudden death of their shared lover 25 years ago.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.
The audience will be asked to vote for which play On the Edge will present as its entry in the 2018 Delaware Theater Festival.
For tickets and more, visit possumpointplayers.org or call 856-3460.