Oh, the drama! “Another World” fans must be ecstatic that Victoria Wyndham and Charles Keating are doing a two-person show at the Playhouse on the Green on Saturday. I know that across the street, the non-profit City Lights Gallery is ecstatic that they’re pitching in to help them.
The gallery’s Theatre Arts exhibit, which shows off the artistry of stage craft, is made up mainly of not-for-sale artifacts. So how to pay the bills this summer? Host a cocktail gathering followed by a dramatic reading across the street.
“An Evening of Theatre Art” starts at 6:30 p.m. with a reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres, a raffle drawing and silent auction at City Lights. And then guests cross the street to Playhouse on the Green for an 8:30 p.m. presentation of “Critics, Fans and Fanatics,” a two-person show — described as an “irreverent look at the good, the bad and the ugly of theatrical criticism” — that was written by and for Wyndham and Keating, who are both area residents and longtime friends. All this for $50 bucks.
Soap opera fans don’t need this little bit of background, but for the rest of us, here’s a little context. Not so long ago, Victoria and Charles were Rachel and Carl on “Another World.” They were one of the most popular couples on daytime. Rachel’s character lasted 25 years until the series was canceled in 1999.
The gallery show runs through June 20, Father’s Day.
Wyndham was introduced to City Lights through Eileen Walsh of the Gallery at Black Rock where Wyndham has exhibited her work. Later, Wyndham, who is an artist as well, had her works featured in City’s Lights’ “Recycled” show.
“It’s people like Suzanne and Eileen” who make the uncool parts of cities “cool again,” Wyndham told the Post.