"Pearl's Girls" Anniversary Performance
3 p.m., Anthony Chapel
The girls return for an encore performance of the play "Pearl’s Girls." "Pearl's Girls”, an award winning One Act play, written by local writer, Isobel McQuiston, will be premiered on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Anthony Chapel. In 2000, The Crystal Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Westcliffe, Colorado sponsored their first New Colorado Voices One Act Play Contest. The McQuistons were living in Colorado at the time. Isobel submitted “Pearl's Girls” and was chosen the winner. This play was presented on stage in the historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe, Colorado. Isobel explains the title. “My mother was Pearl, and my sisters and I often referred to ourselves as Pearl's girls. I was the youngest, my three sisters were all several years older. They have all passed.”
“Pearl's Girls” have gathered in their family home to discuss and decide the distribution of the home and it's contents. Preparing for the inevitable is difficult for every family and the timing is never convenient but not something they can avoid. It often brings out the best and the worst of family relationships.
The cast includes:
Betty Johann as Marian, who lived most of her adult life in California.
Doreen Wilson (Pearl's oldest grandchild, who will portray her own mother) Hannah, who never lived more than seven miles from the family home.
Sharon Turrentine, Rita, always considered the prettiest in the family and a bit materialistic.
Jodi Tooke, Eve, benefited from her position as the baby in the family but was also the one expected to handle situations as her parents aged.
Lynn Pellegrino..........................the unexpected.
Performance is free and open to the public.