Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre's 'Vanities' offers audience chance to reflect

Jessica  Rodrigo By Jessica Rodrigo

Oct. 17, 2013 at 5:17 a.m.

The Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre will present the Jack Heifner play "Vanities" beginning Friday.

The play is a dramatic, black comedy that examines the many definitions of vanity, director Ken Barnes said.

"It's a frank look at the things people do for appearances," he said. "Everyone has their personal vanity, and it can also mean shallow, egotistical. And of course, it's a dressing table."

The play is a character-driven production that revolves around three girls in three acts. The audience will follow their lives through high school, college and six years after college. There are intermissions during the play, but only at the option of the audience, said Barnes, because the actresses will be doing everything in front of the audience from getting dressed to doing their makeup.

Barnes had been looking for the right group of girls to do the play and was finally able to bring it to the Port Lavaca theater when he met Kaitlin Staloch, Devan Sanchez and Jaci Caldera.

"It's an opportunity to reflect back on what's important and what's not important," said Barnes. "We put a lot of emphasis on particular things when we're young and in school, and as we get older, we may find that we made the wrong choice."



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