The Island Players are presenting ‘The Affections of May’ throughout most of March. Written by Norm Foster and directed by Jackie Santoro, this story stars Suzanne Tilghman, Frank Buda, Kyle Price and Jeff Dempsey.
Showtimes are March 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., while matinees are set for March 4th, 11th and 18th at 3:00 p.m. The shows are housed within the Pier Village/Casino Theatre on St. Simons Island
Here is the synopsis from the Island Players’ website:
The Affections of May is a perennial favorite comedy by Norm Foster which was first performed in 1990 but the story still rings true.
May and her husband, Brian, have decided to move to the country for a quieter, less stressful life. To that end, they have purchased a bed and breakfast in a small resort town in Ontario. The trouble is, Brian doesn’t like the country life and has found himself another woman back in the city. He leaves and May is left alone in a small town, where everyone knows everyone’s affairs, to continue running the business. Now a “single” woman, suitors soon appear at her door.
Quinn is a down on his luck handyman, looking to work for room and board after his trailer burns down. Hank is a banker and a bit of a loser, especially in love. His only passions are collecting coffee mugs and playing Scrabble, but that all changes when he meets May.
Quinn and Hank are friends from High School, but otherwise, they have very little in common. As the story progresses, long buried secrets about the two men are revealed and their lives are changed. May is also a changed woman, and when Brian returns he is surprised to receive a rather unorthodox reception. There are plenty of laughs in this heart-warming story.
Tickets are $20 per adult; college students and active military are $10; students 18 and under are $5.
Purchase tickets online or on the day of the performance. Website tickets must be made at least three hours prior to the selected show and will be available for pick up at the ‘Will Call’ table.