Merely Players stages tragicomedy online

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Merely Players stages tragicomedy online

‘WAKEY, WAKEY’ opens this weekend
Elizabeth Gray, left, and Jessica Jane Harris star in Merely Players’ latest production, “WAKEY WAKEY.”

Merely Players stages tragicomedy online

Elizabeth Gray, left, and Jessica Jane Harris star in Merely Players’ latest production, “WAKEY WAKEY.”
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‘ZOOM Alice’ reprise

Merely Players is re-releasing “Zoom Alice” online from Oct. 21 to 30. If you haven’t seen it, follow the general website guidelines for accessing “WAKEY, WAKEY” but go to the path for Alice.
Tickets for “Zoom Alice” will go on sale Oct. 20, and it, too, will be pay-what-you can. Director Mona Wood-Patterson said she decided to reprise the fast-paced farce for those who missed it or want to see it again. The streaming platform offered service through the end of the month, so, don’t miss it.
Local cultural organizations are struggling with virtual presentations. Quality varies. At least one is stuck in old-fashioned, static film techniques. But the Players are inventing new ways of seeing and communicating. The company is clearly embracing the hybrid as a challenge, a new theatrical form.
Judith Reynolds

If you go

WHAT: “WAKEY, WAKEY,” a play by Will Eno, presented virtually by Merely Players, directed by Mona Wood-Patterson.

WHEN: Online Oct. 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24.

WHERE: Visit https://merelyplayers.us.

ADMISSION: Pay-what-you-can, good for one viewing.

MORE INFORMATION: Call 946-2240.

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