Tricks and treats abound in Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy’


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Lost in the dark, the cast of Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy converges in the final moments of the Keystone Players production. First row, Danielle Karwaski. From left, second row, Kim Boland, Courtney McCreary, David Swanson, Olivia Strunk, Kevin Burke, Harry Krenitsky and Nicci Petri.


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Things go bump in the night as Brindsley Miller, played by Kevin Burke, right, accidentally unseats Colonel Melkett, played by David Swanson, left, in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’


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Unbeknownst to party guests, the host tries to spirit away a stolen chair in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ From left, Nicci Petri, as Miss Furnival; David Swanson, as Col. Melkett; Harry Krenitsky, as Harold Gorringe and Kevin Burke, as Brindsley Miller.


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Three irate party guests stalk the objects of their wrath in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ From left, Courtney McCreary, as Carol; David Swanson, as Col. Melkett; Harry Krenitsky, as Harold Gorringe; Kevin Burke, as Brindsley Miller and Olivia Strunk, as Clea.


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LA PLUME — The fun will begin when the lights go out as the Keystone Players present Peter Shaffer’s zany farce, “Black Comedy” Nov. 6-8 at Keystone College’s Brooks Theatre.

Brin Miller, a struggling artist (Kevin Burke) and his fiancée, Carol Melkett (Courtney McCreary) have every reason to be afraid of the dark when a power failure threatens to ruin their hopes of impressing Carol’s demanding father, Colonel Melkett (David Swanson) and encouraging a rich art collector, Mrs. Bamberger (Danielle Karwaski) to purchase Brin’s sculptures.

Complications arise with the arrival of unexpected guests, the prim Miss Furnival (Nicci Petri), emotional antique dealer Harold Gorringe (Harry Krenistsky) and Clea, a former girlfriend (Olivia Strunk). Adding to the fun is electrician Berta Schuppanzigh (Kimberly Boland). Mistaken identities and embarrassing secrets only serve to further escalate Brin’s difficulties.

Tickets are available for $10 general admission and $5 senior citizens at the door or by calling 570-945-8454 or emailing jane.honchell@keystone.edu. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Nov. 8.

Lost in the dark, the cast of Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy converges in the final moments of the Keystone Players production. First row, Danielle Karwaski. From left, second row, Kim Boland, Courtney McCreary, David Swanson, Olivia Strunk, Kevin Burke, Harry Krenitsky and Nicci Petri.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Black-Comedy_1.jpgLost in the dark, the cast of Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy converges in the final moments of the Keystone Players production. First row, Danielle Karwaski. From left, second row, Kim Boland, Courtney McCreary, David Swanson, Olivia Strunk, Kevin Burke, Harry Krenitsky and Nicci Petri. Submitted photos

Things go bump in the night as Brindsley Miller, played by Kevin Burke, right, accidentally unseats Colonel Melkett, played by David Swanson, left, in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Black-Comedy-2.jpgThings go bump in the night as Brindsley Miller, played by Kevin Burke, right, accidentally unseats Colonel Melkett, played by David Swanson, left, in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ Submitted photos

Unbeknownst to party guests, the host tries to spirit away a stolen chair in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ From left, Nicci Petri, as Miss Furnival; David Swanson, as Col. Melkett; Harry Krenitsky, as Harold Gorringe and Kevin Burke, as Brindsley Miller.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Black-Comedy-3.jpgUnbeknownst to party guests, the host tries to spirit away a stolen chair in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ From left, Nicci Petri, as Miss Furnival; David Swanson, as Col. Melkett; Harry Krenitsky, as Harold Gorringe and Kevin Burke, as Brindsley Miller. Submitted photos

Three irate party guests stalk the objects of their wrath in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ From left, Courtney McCreary, as Carol; David Swanson, as Col. Melkett; Harry Krenitsky, as Harold Gorringe; Kevin Burke, as Brindsley Miller and Olivia Strunk, as Clea.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Black-Comedy-4.jpgThree irate party guests stalk the objects of their wrath in the Keystone Players’ production of ‘Black Comedy.’ From left, Courtney McCreary, as Carol; David Swanson, as Col. Melkett; Harry Krenitsky, as Harold Gorringe; Kevin Burke, as Brindsley Miller and Olivia Strunk, as Clea. Submitted photos

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