Peninsula Players Winter Play Reading Continues 3/3 with THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION
Peninsula Players Theatre, through its program The Play's The Thing, presents a play reading of the thought-provoking comedy "The Savannah Disputation" by Evan Smith at Björklunden March, 3 at 7 p.m. It features siblings Mary and Margaret, two Southern Catholics, who are inadvertently forced to deal with a sweet door-to-door evangelist. The Play's The Thing is sponsored by the Door County Community Foundation's Arts Fund. Admission is free.
Mary, a lifelong Catholic who is very direct and set in her ways, shares a home with her more docile sister Margaret on a pleasant street in Savannah, Georgia. Their lives are disrupted when they are plunged into a sharp-tongued theological discussion with Melissa, an overly cheerful missionary. The sisters vary in their convictions and Margaret is far more welcoming to their guest.
"If you're nice to them, they just keep coming back," Mary scolds her sister. "They're like cats."
Soon the perky Melissa is planted in their parlor and the sisters find themselves defending their Catholic ways. "Nice don't save ya from hellfire," Melissa reminds Margaret. All of this upsets Mary and she is determined to put Melissa in her place. The sparks fly when she hatches a plot and invites over her parish priest, Father Murphy, for back-up.