(Le Mars)– Twists and turns await audiences when they see “Veronica’s Room” at the Le Mars Community Theater’s Postal Playhouse this weekend. The chilling thriller, by the author of Rosemary’s Baby-Ira Levin, explores the mystery of the human mind through a wicked plot that will keep people guessing until the very end.
Four individuals make up the cast, whose characters morph into different people before your eyes. Melanie Sailer, George New, Casey Kappes and Breeanna Pierce.
Pierce plays the character simply named “Girl.” She and her boyfriend are sucked into the drama of an elderly couple who they meet at a restaurant. The couple insists that she looks like a woman from their past who has died, and they need her help to help heal some old wounds. What happens next is unthinkable, raw and emotional. Breeanna Pierce says she’s looking forward to putting it all out on the line in a performance space that’s a little more cozy than she’s used to.
Pierce most recently performed as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Gingy in “Shrek: The Musical” as part of the Orange City Tulip Festival and is excited to “get the glitter out of her brain” in a totally different role.
The person behind the character named “Woman” is a veteran to the LCT stage. Melanie Sailer, who you may remember as Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” or Joanne Galloway in “A Few Good Man,” tackles this insanely difficult character with thoughtfulness and poise.
Sailer said she fell in love with the role as soon as she read it. She does warn that “Veronica’s Room” is not for the faint of heart.
Veronica’s Room fell into the lap of Le Mars Community Theater in a unique way. For some months a group called UnScripted has been getting together to read plays and socialize- kind of like a book club for theater junkies. This script was read at one of those gatherings and “team creepy” was formed by the director, Kim Ross and producer, Pete Laskie. They’ve been scheming and plotting on how to keep you on the edge of your seats for quite some time.
Le Mars Community Theater invites you, not only to “Veronica’s Room” this weekend and next, but also to inquire about UnScripted if you have an interest. More information, including online reservations, can be found out www.lemarslive.org.