Pieces of Eight Players will premiere Marc Camoletti’s comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner” at the Carver Center in Purcellville on February 28. Formed in the spring of 2008 by local actors Nancy McCarthy, Mike Minnicino and John Van Eck, the troupe is Loudoun County’s only lab theatre. They’re named after the 18th century Spanish coins: “the small “pieces of eight,” when combined, were sought by pirates as they represented guaranteed fortune. So too, Pieces of Eight Players seeks treasure in small, intimate plays (or pieces) of eight or fewer actors.” Here’s the skinny on the rollicking adult farce:
Don’t Dress is the quintessential 1960s adult farce. Think of movies like “Pillow Talk” or “The Secret Life of an American Wife.” Think of Rock Hudson and Doris Day (with Tony Randall or Robert Morse as the hapless sidekick). Naughty situations, endless innuendo, a peek of female flesh – but, not one dirty word.
Tickets are $10, and performances will take place Saturday February 28 at 8 pm, Sunday March 1 at 2 pm, Friday March 13 at 8 pm, Saturday March 14 at 8 pm, and Sunday March 15 at 2 pm.