The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 17, 2000


Local actor shines in Concord Players' thriller

The Concord Players launch their 2000-2001 season with a "relationship thriller," Private Eyes, by Steven Dietz, featuring Rik Pierce of Carlisle as Frank. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., November 17 through 25, with a matinee on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m., at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Tickets are $13, $11 for the matinee, and may be purchased by calling 369-2990.

Pierce received best actor accolades for his performance in the Players' production of Sylvia, which was performed at the 1999 EMACT theatre festival. He also did a fine turn as Mr. Webb in the Players' production of Our Town last winter. He has a long line of TV credits, in addition to his theatrical roles.

Private Eyes is a play within a play within a play, a comedy of suspicion in which nothing is quite what it seems. Lisa may be having an affair with Adrian. Or perhaps it's just part of the play they're rehearsing. Or perhaps her husband has imagined the whole thing to titillate Frank, his therapist. This tale of love, lust and the power of deception will keep the audience on their toes until the surprising conclusion.

Bob Stachel, the director, most recently directed Eric Overmyer's adaptation of Amphitryon at The Winchester Players, and Beth Henley's Abundance at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In addition to Rik Pierce, the talented cast includes Shana Dirik, winner of the best actress award at this September's New England regional theatre festival, Bob Hannan, Debra Butler, and Larry Peterson

To find out more about Private Eyes, or the Concord Players, check out their website at www.concord

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