ACT Ottawa: Squabbling and bickering makes great date night entertainment

070916-l-Squabbles-Poster-JSquabbling in-laws and family bickering are the theme this July as ACT Ottawa brings comedy and date night dinner theater to Franklin County for a limited one-weekend engagement.

ACT Ottawa, Ottawa’s community theater, is staging Marshall Karps’s Squabbles, a Comedy in Two Acts in the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory. Opening night is at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, with doors open at 6:30 p.m. A special dinner theater performance by reservation only will be staged at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, with catered dinner from Smoked Creations at 6 p.m. The final performance will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, with doors open at 6:30 p.m.

From the back cover of Squabbles by Marshall Karp, “Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not-so-happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry’s curmudgeon of a father in law. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerry’s mother Mildred loses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred can’t stand each other. This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heart-warming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad.”

The play’s director is David Schwarzer.

For more information, contact ACT Ottawa at [email protected] or see www.actottawa.org to buy tickets online; tickets also available at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.

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