The Edgewood Players, a new group of actors featuring Edgewood residents, started small in the Spring of 2013 with a meet-up to read short plays and to share a love of poetry -- an idea initiated by Edgewood’s Director of Well Being Paula Kelley.
It quickly became apparent though that the group was excited about their common interest and wanted to do more. They began meeting more frequently with readings eventually expanding into full acting and building on this enthusiasm, the group decided to dub themselves The Edgewood Players and “hit the road” producing and hosting a live-audience play.
“The Players” made their dramatic debut in December with a presentation of “Wanda’s Visit” and just completed an encore production of the same, both drawing full-house crowds of fellow Edgewood community members and staff.
Wanda’s visit is a humorous one-act play about a married couple - Jim and Marsha - who are restless in their relationship. They find their life and patience being tested when Jim’s high school girlfriend Wanda suddenly reappears and proves to be a nightmarish guest. Wanda was portrayed by resident, also an Edgewood resident, Ro Krenitsky, resident Maurine Petersen played the wife Marsha, and Nathan Landmanbrought Jim to life… the husband in the “middle” of it all. Both performances were directed by Kelley.
Next, to feed the poetry portion of their passions, “The Edgewood Players” will host a poetry reading on January 27th at 7:30 pm at the Edgewood Clubhouse auditorium which all residents, staff and the public are invited to attend.