Last blast for ‘Inferno Bar & Grill’
Waldoboro — The Waldo Theatre will present final performances of locally-written original play “The Inferno Bar & Grill” Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. as a fundraiser in support of the year-round community programs at the theater, located downtown on Main Street/Route 220.
Co-written by local actors/playwrights Tod Widdecombe of South Thomaston and Corey Honkonen of Rockland, The Inferno Bar and Grill provides both title and setting of this play — a pit stop for wayward travelers between this world and the next. Dante, proprietor (not owner) of the establishment, helps audience and new arrivals alike navigate the bar and find their way beyond it. The Seven Deadly Sins likewise inhabit the locale and, between bickering amongst themselves, offer their unique takes on the tales of the recently departed.
While Dante serves as referee, those who have shuffled off this mortal coil come to terms with their fates through recollecting their stories. On his last night as bartender for the Inferno, Dante escorts a trio of humans through their final moments as each in turn discovers his or her destiny and comes to learn how they face the end may just determine what comes next.
Thus, the audience experiences one fateful night at the Inferno Bar and Grill with an interesting cast of characters (plus a surprise guest or two). The Waldo cast includes favorites from all over the Midcoast and beyond — Widdecombe and Honkonen, Bill Coombs, Marcus Carter, Hilary Harkins, Kate Fletcher, Katrina Pelkey, Brad Fillion, Tabitha Ordway, Elizabeth Vega, Steve Woodard and Rick O'Malley.
Since the show is a fundraiser, tickets are pay-what-you can with a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds go to support the Waldo youth and adult productions. The Waldo has been operating as a true community theater for many years now, providing a space for many local schools, traveling theater groups, dance recitals, new productions (such as this one, reworked since its 2010 debut with the short-lived Midcoast Seaside Theatre), new musical premieres, movies and more at reduced rental prices.
Anyone who has seen a youth production or knows a child who has been in one; knows any of the numerous adults who have volunteered their time to entertain the community by acting, producing or directing; has attended a memorial service, concert, or family event at the venues is encouraged to come and support the Waldo by seeing this show and contributing to an even more exciting future.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.