Highlands Cashiers Players upcoming production of “You know I Can’t Hear You When The Water's Running,” by Robert Anderson, is in full swing, under the watchful eyes of the directors.
The play is a collection of four vignettes, separate stories that are connected thematically, so each of the four scenes has a separate director, working with the supervision of Production Coordinator, Donna Cochran. These seemingly unrelated stories have more in common then they may seem at first, as each segment uses both comedy and drama to address what happens when two people encounter difficult circumstances and bring their differing opinions along with them.
All four directors bring an array of talents as they tell their specific tales, starting with director Kathryn Cochran's vision for “Shock of Recognition,” a very funny piece where an earnest playwright and his agent discuss just how much exposure to art an audience can stand before a play becomes too risque. Mary Adair Leslie's piece, “Footsteps Of Doves,” uses much gentler humor in a scene where a couple address whether or not to purchase twin beds after 25 years of marriage and what risks that may ensue. Donna Cochran gives us "I'll be Home For Christmas,” as two parents discuss how much dialogue they want to have with their soonto- be adult children about love, intimacy, and respect, sometimes using jokes and sarcasm to hide much deeper feelings.
The curtain goes up at the Martin Lipscomb performing Arts Center, on Chestnut Street in Highlands, Feb 24-27, and March 4-6. Call the box office at (828)526-4121.