Complaining for a good cause

Oct 9, 2019

Town officials and community leaders will take a turn as performers in a one-act comedy titled “Complaint Department and Lemonade” on Friday, October 18, at 7 p.m. at the Redman Hall. 

Directed by Wareham Library Foundation members Priscilla Porter and Michaela Bottino, the play will poke fun at the complaints that plague every small town.

“It’s a terrific thing to do for a small community, which Wareham is,” said Porter. “That’s basically what it is: People complaining about everything.”

Set in the present day, the lighthearted one-act play will be “very laid back” and entertaining while actors will read directly from the script and wear the clothes of their choice. 

“The whole purpose is to have a fun evening, that’s what it's all about,” said Porter.

Cast members shared Porter’s excitement and confirmed that they play will leave viewers smiling. 

“I am pretty excited about it, it is going to be a lot of fun. Everyone had a really good time with it,” said cast member and Wareham library director George Ripley. “We are all looking forward to it, everyone in the cast is really happy and it is going to be a good time.”

Ripley added that the play has “some surprises in store” and encouraged everyone to attend.

Selectmen Mary Mackey, who also has a role in the play, anticipates combining a fun evening with a good cause as all proceeds will benefit the Wareham Library Foundation.

“I am looking forward to raising some money for the library. Hopefully, people want to spend some money to watch us making fools of ourselves,” said Mackey. 

The play will feature the acting talents of Ken Buckland, Marcia Hickey, Mary Mackey, Jim Mendes, Chelle Montrond, Harry Nickolaow, Sonia Raposo, George Ripley, Peter Teitelbaum, and Noah Young. 

The price of each ticket is $25 and includes appetizers and desserts. Guests will also enjoy a cash bar and raffles. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Main or Spinney Branch Libraries.