The drama "Days of Wine and Roses" closes the Victorian Players 2013-14 season.
J.P. Miller's play tells the story of Joe Clay, a young advertising executive who falls for a beautiful secretary, Kirsten Arnesson. As their love affair blossoms into marriage, their casual drinking becomes a deterrent to their life together. What happens when one partner gets sober? How does their drinking affect their friends, their family, their jobs and their young daughter? In a powerful and poignant denouement, audiences are left to wonder, will alcohol destroy this beautiful love or can love conquer all?
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Carl Brockway, left, and Brandi Johanntges star in “Days of Wine and Roses,” which opens Friday at the Victorian Players in Youngstown.
Community theater veterans Carl Brockway and Brandi Johanntges take the lead roles in a production directed by Sam Luptak Jr. The rest of the cast includes Glenn Stevens, Frank Martin, Hannah Planey, Gerri Jenkins, Miles Assion, Mike Brady, Cheri DiGregori, Mike Hill, Craig Conrad, Marisa Keyshock and Jessica Passas. Hunter Thomas is the assistant director and Kim Maytas is the stage manger.
"Days of Wine and Roses" runs Friday through June 22 at the Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and senior citizens. For reservations or more information, call 330-746-5455.