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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 3 years ago

Ormond residents star in new play about retiring actress

"The Actress" opens Feb. 3.
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

Come cheer at "The Actress," a comedy by Peter Quilter opening Feb. 3 at Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd.

Get a peek backstage as friends and family invade the dressing room of an acclaimed retiring actress to say goodbye, declare their love, have a laugh, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles. Ormond Beach resident Kathy Thompson stars as Lydia Martin, a colorful, complicated actress making her emotional farewell performance. 

Other Ormond Beach residents are featured as Libbie Searcy plays her faithful dresser, Katherine, Nicole Linssens plays her daughter, Nicole, and J. Walker Fischer plays Charles, a wealthy old banker Lydia intends to marry. 

Will the real Lydia Martin finally take a bow? Top off your weekend to-do list by getting tickets early. Call the box office at 255-2431 or reserving them on line at


Shows: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12

Ticket prices: $18 for adults, $16 seniors 55 and older, and $10 for 18 and under



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