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Pistarckle Presents Three Performances of 'Half Married' as Fundraiser

June 10, 2009 – "Half Married" by Dr. Eddie Donoghue will return to Pistarckle Theater. Performances will raise money for a September tour to the Dramatists Guild in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Performances will be held at 8 p.m., on Thursday, June 11, (Pay-as-You-Can Night), Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13. The suggested donation is $25. For tickets, call 775-7877 at Pistarckle Theater.
The play is a farcical comedy that follows the lives of two St. Thomas men, John Caesar and Billy Boy, as they handle their romantic relationships during the slow portion of the island’s summer tourist season.
In an attempt to gain her love, John Caesar declares to the attractive Brenda that he is only "half married" to his church-going wife of 37 years, Thelma Caesar. The comedy unfolds as Caesar attempts to manipulate both of them while being advised by his cousin Billy Boy, a frustrated actor who uses every opportunity to try to upstage Caesar.
Dr. Eddie Donoghue's play, first performed at Pistarckle Theater to standing room only audiences, is considered a work in progress. His other plays for Pistarckle Theater include “Queen Coziah” and “Queen Breffu.”
Marc Fellnererez, the director of “Half Married,” was an actor and director in Los Angeles and New York until he moved to St. Thomas and became resident director of Pistarckle Theater for the 2008-2009 season.
Fellnerrez says, “Dr. Donoghue’s hilarious comedy about boys being boys (no matter how old) will have you either riveted to your seat or falling about laughing as you recognize both the drama and ridiculous humor about daily life in St. Thomas.”
The cast includes George Silcott, Sandra Goomansingh, Christina Harper and Walid John. The production is sponsored in part by the V.I. Council on the Arts.

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