NAPLES — Penned by the husband-and-wife team of Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor, this hilarious Samuel French Inc. production of “Lovers and Other Strangers” looks at the ridiculous, yet real problems of men, women and relationships. Set in the late 1960s, the show examines the impact of the women’s movement and explores the era’s emerging views on marriage, work, family and divorce. This comedic production takes place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25 and at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at Lake Region High School, Naples.
Director Mary Bastoni knows that she likes to feel good when she goes to a show, which was one of the reasons for choosing this comedy. “This show is great. I’m so excited. It’s a great group of people in the cast. I love working with Lake Region Community Theatre,” said Bastoni, who teaches voice lessons at the University of Southern Maine, is a music teacher at the Robert Frost Charter School, owns a private studio in Fryeburg and has directed and performed in numerous shows throughout Maine and New Hampshire.
The show features a charming and talented cast including Nathan Sipe, Shannon Oliver, Tom Rebmann, Barb Stauble, Tim Lorrain, Paula Easton, Katelyn Jaeger, Chris Madura, Vin Brown, Susie Mosca, Alec Perry and Keli Forke.
Tickets are $10. Check www.lrctme.org for ticket outlets and more information. Those with a Winter Carnival/Mushers’ Bowl pin may purchase a ticket at-the-door-only for $9.