‘THE WOMEN’ OF YELM OPEN AT THE TRIAD
STANDING ROOM ONLY theater company’s presentation of Clare Boothes classic comedy, THE WOMEN opened at Yelm’s Triad Theater tonight with a dazzling array of our area’s friends and neighbors in the cast, their pool of talent shining in every scene. Sure, there were a few opening-night glitches, however this cast handled demanding roles with such ease and everything flowed so naturally, that even the few, minor flaws seemed a part of the show. This crew will improve with each performance – as the fun they had in doing this play exuded in their delivery.
Director Nancy Tribush Hillman explained to this writer prior to “curtain-up” that The Triad was set for this show as a Black-Box theater, comprised of the large, square theater hall and an unadorned stage with black walls and a flat floor. Hillman explained stage props would be set-up and torn down as required for each of the 12 scenes. Not only was this an innovative use of the space, the scene changes were fun for the audience to observe.
Now, this cast of 23 not only “became” their roles, they also added color by assisting with the stage settings. With frequent costume changes, stage setting conversions, and their wide use of accents, the demands on this crew of all women were tremendous. They each handled their parts brilliantly, especially in delivery of key punch lines, in their expressions accenting long conversational interactions and in the timing of gestures and audience eye-contact. I will not list the names of cast stand-outs as this entire ensemble was just superb. Sincere CONGRATULATIONS go to all of “The Women” of Yelm!
Don’t miss our town’s wonderful asset, and as Hillman so aptly stated in her opening welcome, we have the quality of live, community theater right here!
Go see “The Women”.
DATES: Nightly through Tuesday, October 23
TIME: 8 PM
WHERE: The Triad Theater, 102 Yelm Ave. E, Yelm
FOR RESERVATIONS: 360-446-2188
TICKETS ON SALE AT GORDONS GARDEN CENTER & YELM FOOD COOP OR AT THE DOOR
The theater patron program for “The Women” is sponsored by Yelm.com.