Star Chamber

Pandora Theatre exposes Noél Coward's thoughts on acting board members

Actors, at least according to Noél Coward's 1930s play Star Chamber, actually do think about something other than their lines from time to time. In the case of Star Chamber, they think about helping their fellow thespians in need. Or at least they try to. "It's about a bunch of actors that serve on the board of a home for destitute actresses," says Melissa Mumper of local collective Pandora Theatre. Mumper portrays Dame Rose, a non-board member who attends a meeting. But as with all the other actors, her ego outshines her good intentions; she lets her inner diva loose. "It is a little bit of a sharp-tongue jab at actors," says Mumper. "It's all about how actors really can't stop performing and trying to one-up each other and trying to steal the show. So, they never get any business done." 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through July 3. FrenetiCore Theater, 5102 Navigation. For information, call 713-304-4656 or visit www.pandoratheatre.com. $15.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 18. Continues through July 3, 2010
 
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