Westport Community Theatre presents a free ETC Staged Reading of Wil Calhoun's THE BALCONY SCENE, directed by Tom Rushen, Friday, May 4 at 8:00 PM
Featuring Phillip Hahn, Holly Aladin and Ryan Hendrickson. This is a modern take on the old-fashioned romantic play.
Alvin has had it. He sees civilization crumbling around him and wants no part of it. The only place he feels safe is inside his Chicago high-rise apartment, so that’s where he stays until Karen moves in next door...
She is a diehard optimist with a high pressure job and a relentless ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer. Alvin and Karen meet on their adjoining balconies... and form a friendship that sets their two worlds on a collision course.
A romantic play... a love story at its core. And as with every love story, there are barriers to overcome. In this case, the barrier is physical, as Alvin and Karen only share a couple scenes where they occupy the same space. It's about how we can be so physically close to someone while retaining our personal space and drawing further away. As someone in the news remarked, "We don't live with each other. We live near each other."