Meet the Flakes

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - Staying in touch with friends is the premise behind Donnie Miller's new dinner theatre play.

The Flakes opens at Tantramar Theatre this Thursday and runs until late December.

"It's a story about childhood frenemies," said Miller, "and how, even after you finish school, you stay in touch with your friends but then you come to the gift-giving dilemma of how long they should stay on your list."

The Flakes features two main female characters - Sandy Grady played by Jan Purdy, and Deborah Flake played by Barb Bowes.

Miller said the lives of each woman is different since they were in school, but they always got together at Christmas.

"But over the years it's gotten harder and harder to do so."

Rounding out the cast are Miller and Alex Manuele, who both play three or four different characters.

"You never know who we're going to be coming out as," Miller said.

The Flakes, said Miller, is an easy, fun and light Christmas play.

"It's fun to do something that's fun and lighthearted," he said while taking a break from the performance.

The Flakes runs Thursday to Sunday every week beginning Nov. 26 and wrapping up Dec. 20.

For more information or tickets, call Tantramar Theatre at 667-7002.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Tantramar Theatre

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