Scene One play features drama, comedy

Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: 
Christian Garza and Sara Ogden rehearse Monday, March 11, 2024, for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."
Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: Christian Garza and Sara Ogden rehearse Monday, March 11, 2024, for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."

A new two-person show at Scene One Theatre spans the lives of Brian and Beth, who may mean more to each other than they previously thought.

"Jerry Finnegan's Sister" by Jack Neary opens Wednesday and also runs March 21-23. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

For 10 years, Brian has spent his life wrestling with unrequited feelings for his best friend's sister next door. Every time he tries to talk to her, he ends up saying all the wrong things.

But Brian is starting to run out of time. When he receives a call from Jerry that his sister, Beth, is getting married, Brian is forced to face his feelings and decide on a plan.

The play follows their journey from ages 6 and 7 through their teen years and beyond.

Christian Garza will portray Brian Dowd, while Sara Ogden will star alongside him as Beth Finnegan.

The two actors are more than costars in this production; they're boyfriend and girlfriend.

"So the chemistry is absolutely there. They're both really talented," director Tim Thompson said.

He added, "Every rehearsal, we discover some new cool things that we can explore."

Tickets are $15 and can be reserved on sceneonetheatre.com.

  photo  Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: Christian Garza and Sara Ogden rehearse Monday for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."
 
 
  photo  Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: Christian Garza and Sara Ogden rehearse Monday for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."
 
 
  photo  Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: Christian Garza and Sara Ogden rehearse Monday for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."
 
 
  photo  Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: Sara Ogden rehearses Monday for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."
 
 
  photo  Shaun Zimmerman/News Tribune photo: Christian Garza rehearses Monday for the upcoming Scene One play "Jerry Finnegan's Sister."
 
 

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