St. Luke's Little Theater presents free 'Little Palys' festival


St. Luke’s Church Little Theater will present the free ’17 Festival of Little Plays at the 99 Peirce St. church auditorium in East Greenwich on Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Donations benefit RI Loaves and Fishes.

Woody Allen’s “Death Knocks” features Ben Lovejoy as a naïve, first-time Angel of Death and Ron Pelletier as a more-than-middle-aged businessman who is hardly ready to go.

In “Checkout Time,” Rhode Island playwright Tom Maguire tells the story of his mother and her two sisters who grew up mid-20th century on Providence’s Smith Hill. Alice (Dana Borgia) is sure she’s at a summer resort waiting for her husband to take her home: it’s checkout time. Meanwhile, her sisters Madeleine (Jackie Granja) and Lillian (Kathy Russell) have come to a Rhode Island nursing home, staffed by nurse John Migliozzi, to recruit Alice to join their heavenly entertainment committee.

In a scene from Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “The Little Flower of East Orange,” Ed Cure plays Danny who’s come to a hospital to visit his mother (Marie Hennedy). Her attempts to stage-manage his life come to a poignant end.

All three plays are directed by Bob Mignarri, who has appeared in 26 plays in Rhode Island and Connecticut over the past 17 years.


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