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Art Center Theater presents:
An Ordinary Woman Under Stress
by Sandra Marie Vago

Coleman Auditorium
Gualala Arts Center
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Fri,   March 12,  7:30 p.m. 
Sat,  March 13,  7:30 p.m.
Sun, March 14,  2:30 p.m.
Gala Opening

  Fri,   March 19,  7:30 p.m.
Sat,  March 20,  7:30 p.m.
Sun, March 21,  2:30 p.m.


An Ordinary Woman Under Stress An Ordinary Woman Under Stress (written by Sandra Marie Vago and directed by David Skibbins) is coming to Art Center Theater the weekends of March 12th and 19th. It is a witty love story of a woman at the end of her rope, who finds out that love may not conquer all, but it sure helps!

This romantic comedy focuses on the trials and discoveries of Sarah Blackstone Hightower (played by Lynne Atkins). She is a feisty woman who, when she discovers her husband's infidelity decides on taking drastic action. But a funny thing happens on the way to the homicide, she falls in love with a very unlikely man, Jake P. Little (played by Phil Atkins, of course!). He is a guy shutting down the bar that he has owned for years in a seedy hotel. Sarah is the best thing that ever walked through his doors, and he sets his sights on getting her. It is a close call whether Sarah will end up in jail or with a new sweetie at Niagara Falls.

The play is like a very funny dream, with characters drifting in and out in flashback, as Sarah comes to discover some very unexpected truths about her heart. Two accomplished actors (Jane Simmonds and Jim Riley) play a wild variety of characters who pass through Sarah's experience. Savannah Power, in a non-speaking role, plays everything from a cop to a slot machine. All in all, it promises to be a laugh filled, heart touching evening, perfect for a belated celebration of love - a Valentine's Day in March!

Advance tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth (7-17), except gala opening night, which are $25 adults, $15 youth. All tickets are $5 more on the day of the show. Doors open 30 minutes before performance, except for the gala opening night, when doors open 60 minutes before performance.

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