WICHITA - Wichita Community Theatre (WCT) continues its 2017-2018 season with And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel from Mar. 7-18. Zindel’s dark comedy explores the relationship between three very different sisters after the death of their mother in the early 1960s. Having been deserted by their father in early childhood, the girls were raised by their dominating mother. Time has changed the tender closeness of girlhood; Ceil has married and cut herself off from the others; Catherine has begun to drink more than she should; and Anna is on the brink of madness after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches.
Ceil has come back to the Reardon home to press Catherine into having Anna committed to an institution. Neither Anna nor Catherine are interested in anything their sister has to say and the simmering resentments of many years burst alive and are inflamed by the intrusion of a well-meaning but ill-mannered neighbor couple, whose unexpected arrival urges the action towards its devastating conclusion - in which all the pathos, humor and searing honesty of the play combine with overwhelming effect.
Performances are 8pm Wednesday-Saturday; two Sunday matinees on Mar. 11 and Mar. 18 start at 2pm. Tickets are $14 or $12 for military/senior/students. There is a special opening night ticket price of $10 on Mar. 7 only. Reservations at 316-686-1282. l