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Stratton Players to debut an original comedy production Friday

Jeff Van Amburgh of Worcester, and Sally Cragin of Fitchburg portray a 17th century couple debating a move to the New World in the Stratton Players’ original show “Love and Laughs – a Short Play Festival.” (COURTESY STRATTON PLAYERS)
Jeff Van Amburgh of Worcester, and Sally Cragin of Fitchburg portray a 17th century couple debating a move to the New World in the Stratton Players’ original show “Love and Laughs – a Short Play Festival.” (COURTESY STRATTON PLAYERS)
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FITCHBURG — The oldest community theater in continuous operation in the North Central Massachusetts region, Stratton Players, is ready to take the stage with an original comedy production.

“Love and Laughs – a Short Play Festival” will debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with two additional performances at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Those interested can catch the show at Smokestack Roasters, 39 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg.

Tickets are $15. For attendees 18 and under, tickets are $5 if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Smokestack, Debonis & Davin Florist on 900 Main St., Fitchburg; and at the door.

Lifetime Stratton Players member Amy Newberg is producing the show, with the Board of Directors.

“This is a full evening of short comedies about relationships, families, and romance, including work by area playwrights Jack Neary, Peter Anderegg, Chris Lockheardt, and Stratton Chair Sally Cragin. We are thrilled to have this show at Smokestack Roasters, and coffee and snacks will be available during the performance,” Newberg said in a press release.

For more information, visit strattonplayers.com.

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