Little Theatre offering showcases two sisters

Starting Oct. 12, The Little Theatre Group will present a production of “Looking for the Pony,” a 2009 off-Broadway play by Andrea Lepcio.

The plot chronicles three years of the lives of Eloise and Bethany, two stepsisters played by Silvia Schneegans and Bethany Skipper, who are both going through ordeals that will change their once-normal routines forever.

The younger sister is offered a half scholarship to study with a famous writer, and leaves her well-paying financial job to pursue her dreams. Doctors find a lump in the breast of the older sister, and she begins to battle cancer.

Although the two women are in two different places, they use each other for support and ultimately realize and heal old wounds while coming to new understandings, a release said.

The sisters also learn from the new people which come into their lives such as doctors, cancer patients, teachers, fellow students and rabbis. A small team of actors directed by Annette Hallett will change costume and personality throughout the play to portray these characters, the theater group said.

“The pony in the title refers to the fable of two children who always look for the bright side of any situation,” the Little Theatre Group said. “In a roomful of manure they can be found looking for the pony.”

“Looking for the Pony” show times are Oct. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays in Teatro Laurence Olivier.

The theater is at the crossing of Avenida 2 and Calle 28 adjacent to Sala Garbo.

Tickets are 6,000 colons for adults, 5,500 colons for group members and 2,500 colons for students. Special rates are given to groups of 10 persons or more.

Reservations can be made on the Web site or by phone 8858-1446.

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