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Posted on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 : 5:55 a.m.

Chelsea Area Players present 'Weekend Comedy' with dinner

By Staff

Chelsea Area Players Dinner Theater will present "Weekend Comedy," by Jeanne and Sam Bobrick, on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at the Chelsea Community Hospital dining room at 775 South Main Street in Chelsea.

Tickets for dinner and the show are $35, and they're available in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets; or in person at Chelsea Pharmacy, at 1125 South Main Street in Chelsea. Some tickets may be available at the door, but patrons are encouraged to reserve tickets ahead of time. For more information about the dinner and the show, visit

In "Weekend Comedy," the co-authors of "Norman, Is That You?," "Murder at the Howard Johnsons" and "Wally's Cafe" have created a play in which two couples rent the same Catskills cabin for the same weekend by mistake.

Frank and Peggy have booked a cabin in the Catskills for a weekend. They have been married for many years and are very set in their ways. Frank is reluctant to leave home and worries about everything, especially his job in office supplies. Peggy is hoping the weekend getaway will inject some romance back into their marriage. Into the cabin walk Jill and Tony, a younger couple who have also rented the same cabin for the weekend, due to a booking mistake. It's late, no one wants to leave, and they end up sharing the cabin, with Jill and Tony taking the bedroom and Frank and Peggy sleeping on the sofa pull-out bed. Romance seems to go by the wayside as the two couples get to know each other and the two men in particular spar verbally back and forth about life and work and relationships.

Featured in the show are Jeff Boyer of Stockbridge as Frank; Diana Hunt of Chelsea as Peggy; Stephen Lambert of Chelsea as Tony; Zoe Zuidveld of Chelsea as Jill. "Weekend Comedy" is directed by Michael Glair, and produced by June Weiland.