Longtime actor from the Sandwich Players Ben Bullard will make his directorial debut in the next production, Unnecessary Farce. Bullard has been involved with the Sandwich Players for over twenty years. His latest onstage performance was in last spring's rendition of Black Comedy as part of a tribute show to former resident and actor Dan Mauch. Bullard's decision to direct has perhaps been a long time coming. Years of experience have given him plenty of ideas on how to guide and encourage newer actors such as his own daughter, Ashley Bullard, Nate Fletcher, and Dustin Laverack as well as seasoned actors Hans Stafford, Elaine Kondrat, Lauren Hansen, and Will Lehmann.
This fast paced comedy in which two inept police officers set up a sting operation on the ever so humble Mayor Meekly, played by Will Lehman, is a challenging play for a first-time director. Two side-by-side hotel rooms, a total of eight doors, with nothing but an imagined wall dividing them makes for an hilarious show in which timing is everything! Pictured is Ashley Bullard and Dustin Laverack as they work out some of the antics that take place on stage.
Show dates are Friday and Saturday, May 24, 25, 31, and June 1 at 7:30 at the Sandwich Town Hall. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 284-6897, $10 adults. This show may not be appropriate for very young audiences.