Steven Dietz’s “This Random World” Plays March 20-29 at Schenectady Civic Players

The fourth main stage play of schenectady civic players’ 92nd season, “This Random World” by Steven Dietz and directed by Cristine M. Loffredo, opens Friday, March 20, and plays through Sunday, March 29 at Schenectady Civic Players‘ 12 South Church Street playhouse in Schenectady’s historic stockade district.

“This Random World”, one of the latest written by prolific playwright Steven Dietz, is an area premier. We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth’ Mining the comedy of missed connections, “This Random World” asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world
without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

’The play is fast and funny, delivering constant comedy that comes from the characters and their foibles, including numerous instances of the laughter that comes from a place of painful self recognition.’ –

The Civic Players cast features Alice Grindling (as Beth Ward), Jason Biszick (as Tim Ward). Joanne Westervelt (as Scottie Ward), Patti Noble (as Bernadette), Alex Dagg (as Gary), Sara Paupini (as claire), and Jennifer Vaniderstyne (as Rhonda).

“This Random World” runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (March 20, 21, 22) and March 25 through 29. Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8 pm, Wednesday and Thursday curtains are at 7:30 pm., and Sundays are matinees only at 2:30 pm.

Tickets are $20. Order on-line at or call (518) 382-2081.


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