Clint and Melissa Kirry will be performing, as will son Jimmy, in the Park Avenue Players production of “Shooting Star.” (Cheri Freeman photo)
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Kirry family performs virtual play for Chewelah to enjoy…
The Chewelah Center for the Arts and Park Avenue Players are pleased to announce their first production of 2021. Cheri Freeman will direct “Shooting Star” by Steven Dietz. The play, which will be read from the script, will be available to stream starting January 22, 2021.
Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined, along with a present that neither of them could have predicted.
Playing the couple will be Clint and Melissa Kirry, who have been able to rehearse the play at home while staying in contact via cell phone with the director. Rounding out the cast will be their son, Jimmy Kirry. Filming and editing the event will be Sean Tabloff, who has directed and created the set design for several plays.
It has been a challenge for the Center’s production team to come up with an entertaining event follow the current COVID-19 guidelines, and work with the new streaming services that have become popular during this period. Many productions do not rent streaming or video on-demand rights. The Center also has to ensure that they keep to the guidelines while filming the production. Besides being a talented family, having the Kirrys play the parts allows them to perform without required masks.
The rest of the production team will be limited and will follow all current guidelines.
Tickets will be available starting January 16, 2021, at the following website; https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/44910 and are $10.00 for individuals and $25.00 for a family pass.
Viewing dates are from January 22-31, 2021. There will be a donation button for the Center and any donations would be appreciated. We are a non-profit organization. All donations will go towards current and future upkeep of the Chewelah Center for the Arts.
The Center normally produces live audience productions. However, due to the current situation, the production team knew they needed to get back to normal as much as possible, so live-streamed Zoom meetings were held, and the team stayed fluid with the current situations to ensure the Center will have a 2021 production year. There is hope to bring more video-streamed productions to the public in February, March and April and, as soon as possible, to have a live audience.
The Center has been busy with teams coming in to work on many necessary projects to include completing a large storage area that will free up space.
The Center for the Arts appreciates the community’s continued support and is looking forward to opening its doors once again. Until then, the Center will continue to provide entertainment the best it can.