Marquee Performing Arts Center has announced the cast for its upcoming performance of The Octette Bridge Club, a play by P.J. Barry. The production will be directed by Marquee Board President Roger Moon. Performances will be May 21 and 22 at 7:30pm, and May 23 at 2:00pm at the Marquee Performing Arts Center at 1007 Main St. in Winfield.

The cast, which includes eight sisters who get together to play bridge and a reporter for the local newspaper features Mary Jarvis as Martha, Marsha Granberry as Mary, Crystal Layton as Nora, Susan Andrews as Connie, Kathy Baker as Alice, Roxy Callison as Ann, Alexis Miers as Lil, Miranda Nation Hofmeister as Betsy, and Carter Humphreys as Robert Foster.

P.J. Barry’s The Octette Bridge Club is a comedy about American family life in changing times. On alternate Friday evenings, eight sisters meet to play bridge as they celebrate the family and gossip. The first act takes place in 1934; the second ten years later during a Halloween bridge party where each acts out her costume’s persona.

“Today we certainly live in changing times,” says Moon, “but really we always do. The families we inherit or build are important, but so are individual growth and development. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to grow and change individually within our family and sibling relationships as we struggle to become the people we need to become. Sometimes we just have to laugh at the conflicts in which we find ourselves. That’s The Octette Bridge Club.”

Further information about ticket sales will be released as it becomes available.

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