‘Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade’ airs on Zoom Friday
Recently, the arts world has responded to the limitations of the COVID-19 crisis with creative solutions to presenting performances online.
The Historic Fayette Theater is no exception and will present a comedy, “Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
The play focuses on an online complaint department. But when someone calls to complain, they hear a complaint instead. Then, they are left having to staff the complaint department themselves.
Tickets are $5 and audiences will be able to check out this production in the comfort of their own homes.
The play will be presented on Zoom Webinar, a free computer program. Tickets are available by calling the Historic Fayette Theater box office at 304-574-4655. The box office is open from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Those interested may call at another time and leave a message.
“Zoom is a very easy program to use,” said Gene Worthington, the director of the play. “This play was actually written to be performed on the computer, with all of the audience watching on their own computer, iPad or smart phone.”
The cast is made up of local actors, including Worthington as well as Fayetteville residents Jen Garvin, Jan Neal, Shari Quinn, Billy Strasser and Gary Reynolds. Michelle and Xander Alvarez, of Mercer County, are also in the cast as well as Pax resident Krista Moore.
Actors from the Beckley community include Robby Moore, Deb Lamey, Will Radford, Keith Thompson, and Timothy Runyon. Mount Hope native and professional actor, Michael Meredith completes the cast.
Worthington added the performance of “Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade” has been funded by the Abbot Family in memory of their parents, W. Robert and Mary Withers Abbot.