The Victorian Players will stage an open reading of an original script by local actor and playwright Terry Shears 2 p.m. Saturday at 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.
The two-act farce, "Role with the Punches," revolves around the backstage bickering of the fictional fictional Smokestack Players of Youngstown, as they struggle to put on the Victorian melodrama ''Miss Weevil's Whimsy.''
Incompetence, stage egos, and a healthy dose of the unexpected combine to make the companys production an utter catastrophe.
Photo Special to the Town Crier
Victorian Players Liz Conrad, Tom O'Donnell and Molly Galano rehearse for the upcoming presentation of 'Role with the Punches' by Boardman actor and playwright Terry Shears.
The cast, some playing dual roles, includes Molly Galano, Tom ODonnell, Craig Conrad, Elizabeth Conrad, Rachael Conrad, Carson Conrad, Anthony ''Coot'' Madison, Dylan White and Miranda Canacci.
The event is free and open to the public, with audience members encouraged to submit comments, suggestions and ideas.