Vanities, the laugh-out-loud comedy about the friendship among three small town girls coming of age in the 1960s and '70s, opens at the State Theatre in downtown Eustis on February 3 and runs for three consecutive Sunday nights through February 17. This bittersweet comedy by Jack Heifner is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of the three young women as they prepare to graduate from high school, navigate college, and launch out into the wide world. It is the story of the nature of friendship and how it can change through time. BSP's production is directed by David Clevinger and includes the talent of Stephanie Kuzicki, Mariah Lester and SaraJane Olson.
Vanities had one of the longest Off-Broadway runs on record. It opened at Playwrights Horizons in New York City then transferred to the Chelsea Theatre Center (now The Westside Theatre) where it ran 1,785 performances. The cast included Kathy Bates as Joanne, Jane Galloway as Kathy, and Susan Merson as Mary. Heifner received a 1976 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New Play.
Curtain time for Vanities is 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 for adult, $7 for students. Call the box office at 352-357-7777 for information or tickets, or purchase tickets online at baystreetplayers.org. The State Theatre is located at 109 North Bay Street in Eustis.