By Kathy L. Collins
Plant City Entertainment Inc.’s (PCE) fall production will be the outrageously funny and thought provoking Parallel Lives! PCE will present this wonderful play on Friday, November 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 9 and 16 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m.; and a matinee on Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at 101 N. Thomas St. in historic downtown Plant City.
In the opening scene of Parallel Lives!, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they have decided on the color scheme of the races, they become a little concerned that white people will feel slighted by being such a boring color, so they decide to create sex and the sexes. Then, afraid that women will have too many advantages, the Beings decide to make childbirth painful and to give men enormous egos as compensation.
The audience is whisked through an outrageous universe where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life. Parallel Lives! re-examines the ongoing quest to find parity and love in a contest handicapped by capricious gods, or in this case, goddesses.
Parallel Lives! stars Mollie Anderson, Cindy Miller-Ray and Kim Sivret. It is directed by John Harrer and Oliver Sprague
Tickets for the performances are $10 for members; $12 for seniors and students through the 12th grade; and $14 for non-members.
For questions regarding advance tickets group rates, please visit Hardee’s Fashions located at 1501 N. Wheeler St. in Plant City or call 754-4929.
For more information, please visit www.PCE-inc.com.