Comedy "Breaking Legs" Debuts Next Week
Concord Players stage Mafia-inspired spoof.
If you are lonely for Tony Soprano and his "family," the Concord Players are offering you a treat next week when "Breaking Legs" lights up the stage at 51 Walden St.
It is a comedy by Tony Dulack that was selected by the board at least a year ago, said Corinne Kinsman, a board member of both the Concord Players and Concord Youth Theater.
Kinsman, a fixture in Concord theater, is props manager for the production, and she has her hands full with Breaking Legs because, being a play about Italians at a restaurant, there is food, lotsa food, in every scene.
And being Corinne, she is making real food even during rehearsals, so the cast will know what they are dealing with as they deliver lines while sharing a meal.
Linda McConchie, promotions rep for the drama company that was started by Louisa May Alcott in the 19th century, said Kinsman is doing yeoman's work getting the food worked out and in the building. Lasagna after linguine and calamari, Kinsman keeps the cast well fed.
"We read 100s of plays," said Kinsman, a member of the selection committee. "We do a musical, a comedy and a drama during the year."
Breaking Legs is produced by David Atwater and directed by John Alzapiedi. Alzapiedi has been in several shows, including "1776" and "The Odd Couple."
It's a small cast, four men and one woman. Before the premiere on Feb. 11, the Players are hosting an opening night reception in the lobby of 51 Walden that will feature Italian delicacies and beverages.
"We will have complimentary food," said McConchie.
For tickets, go online here, or call 978 369 2990.