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Bare Stage presents belated Easter comedy

Ed Tasca has been writing works of humor for decades. A popular columnist at lakeside, he also writes plays and novels and books of essays.

pg19One of his plays, “Parlor Games,” is being publicly read at the end of April at the new Bare Stage Theatre. These presentations are not merely readings but outstanding performances by local actors, many of them past professionals.

Tasca, who became involved in local theater in 2008 when he met Roseann Wilshere and performed in “The Hollow” at Lakeside Little Theatre, penned “Parlor Games” in 2013. This quirky, off-kilter farce is set in a funeral parlor where family and “special” friends come to mourn, surprise, plot and negotiate their futures. But the dead don’t seem to be as dead as they should be, and a long day of chaos ensues.  The situations and characters are a hoot, producing a funeral of improbable twists and comic pandemonium of greed, fake tears, ribald lies and a grandstand of hypocrisy.

Tasca had several local actors in mind while writing the play and most of them are in the cast, which includes Rosann Balbontin,  Emily Crocker, Jayme Littlejohn, Ali McFarlane, Michael McLaughlin, Amaranta Santos, John Ward and Tony Wilshere.

The performances will be at the Bare Stage Theatre, Hidalgo 261 on the Carretara in Riberas del Pilar, across from the Catholic church.  They are set for Friday, April 26, Saturday. April 27, Sunday, April 28, all at 4 p.m. Tickets are 100 pesos and reservations can be made at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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