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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: NTC's "Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain" Offers Message of Strength

Jun 01, 2018
Novato Theater Company’s production of “Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain,” currently performing through June 10 at the NTC Playhouse in Novato, CA., is the timeless story of women finding strength through their open and honest relationships with other women. The 1994 Michael Dunn play takes place in the breakroom of a small southern bank over six consecutive mornings. Basically, the audience eavesdrops on the conversations of these five women, who have for too long defined themselves in terms of their relationships recently ended or in the process of falling apart with the men in their lives. Each of the bank tellers laugh, cry, talk, and eventually each comes to the realization that they have let their relationships with men define them for too long. It’s a play about broken hearts and about finding strength and self-respect through friendships with those who have been down similar roads before. The audience is left with the clear impression that each woman is about to begin a new chapter in their lives.

The Novato Theater Company has once again chosen a wonderful property and brilliant cast. Each of the five women create memorable interpretations of their characters. Of special note is Sandi V. Weldon (Delores) who has been in the Bay Area theater world for over 40 years. She has founded three award-winning theatre companies and directed over 300 plays and musicals! It was a real treat to see her in this production. The others, who each deserve accolades, include Hande Gokbas (Lorene), Jayme Catalano (Betina), Janelle Ponte (Twyla), and Lindsay John (Jenny).

Anna Smith directs this play with warmth, compassion, and intelligence. This is a warm and engaging production that offers lots of laughs, and gives a strong message about finding strength from within.

Run time is approximately 120 minutes with one 15 minute intermission. For tickets or more information please phone (415) 883-4498 or visit http://www.novatotheatercompany.org.


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