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Monday, November 14, 2016

'The Killing of Sister George' staged reading at Chester Theatre Group



The Chester Theatre Group will present a staged reading of The Killing of Sister George on Saturday, December 3rd at 8 pm. This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome. For more information go to www.chestertheatregroup.org.

The Killing of Sister George, by playwright Frank Marcus, is a scathing examination of the public and private lives of so-called "cultural icons". "Sister George" is a beloved character on a popular BBC soap opera, a cheerful nurse who bicycles about the countryside singing hymns and doing good. In private life, June Buckridge the actress, is a swaggering, foul-mouthed, alcoholic lesbian in a long-term relationship with waifish Alice "Childie" McNaught. Due to low ratings, cut-backs and June's own bad behavior, the BBC decides to "kill Sister George" on the series. A visit from Miss Mercy Croft, a no-nonsense network executive bearing the bad news sends George into meltdown.

The talented cast of The Killing of Sister George includes Dawn Morvillo of Glen Ridge in the role of Alice 'Childie' McNaught; Lauri MacMillan of Rockaway in the role of Mercy Croft; Carla Kendall of Wayne in the role of Madame Xenia; and Gloria Lamoureux of Succasunna in the role of June Buckridge.

The Chester Theatre Group performs in The Black River Playhouse, an intimate, 100-seat theater in the heart of Chester Borough’s historic district. The venue’s in-the-round format ensures that every seat offers an engaging, memorable experience for each audience member. The theater is located on the corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue. For more information, visit the CTG website at http://www.chestertheatregroup.org.

TOP PHOTO: Lauri MacMillan, Gloria Lamoureux, Carla Kendall and Dawn Morvillo (r.to l.) in The Killing of Sister George at CTG.
(Photo: by Steve Catron)

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