Dark comedy opens season

GB theater offers ‘Smell of the Kill’

ASHTABULA — G.B. Community Theatre opens its 2021-22 season Friday with the dark comedy “The Smell of the Kill.”

Bob Kilpatrick directs the plays about three women (played by Felicia Leonard, Maya Ostrowski and Diane Trawatha-Accera) in miserable marriages who find themselves holding their husbands’ fates in their hands when the men get trapped in a walk-in freezer, and the women debate whether or not to let them out.

“It’s a fast-paced comedy with some twisted humor,” according to theater and music director Kimberly Godfrey Warren. “And I’m happy to have Bob Kilpatrick back directing. Bob directed ‘Boeing Boeing’ for us back in 2020, which never made it to the stage because of the COVID shutdown, so it feels very fitting to have him helming our first G.B. show since then. We’re thrilled to be staging indoor theater again, and we’re grateful to everyone who has adapted with us through our changing protocols so this season can happen.”

“The Smell of the Kill” will be staged 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 26 at Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens, students and military, and $11 for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at ashtabulaartscenter.org or by calling 440-964-3396.

Due to Ashtabula County being elevated to substantial transmission status, the Arts Center is requiring all staff and visitors, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear masks in the building.



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