Historic Footlighters Theater Presents STRING OF PEARLS opening February 6

by Patricia Bradford

Join the Main Line’s oldest community theater for this witty & deeply moving “dramedy” reminiscent of “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”.

Berwyn, PA January 13, 2015 – Footlighters Theater is proud to present its first production of the new year, STRING OF PEARLS!!

Almost every woman owns a piece of jewelry that belonged to her mother or a beloved relative — a keepsake that holds sentimental value or a secret story cherished by its owner. In String of Pearls, produced by historic Footlighters Theater in Berwyn and running weekends from February 6 to February 21, the history of such an heirloom is revealed as it changes hands and hearts.

Playwright Michelle Lowe uses a pearl necklace to string together a quick-witted observation of the female experience. String of Pearls explores the possibilities that open up in the lives of an array of women as they come into contact with a certain sentimental necklace. While the pearls are stolen, bought, bestowed, unstrung and nearly lost, four actresses play 27 characters in this deeply moving “dramedy” – combining comedic romps, tearful episodes and melodramatic moments. Spanning over 30 years, the pearls touch the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, even husbands and wives, as they weave a deeply affecting story of love and loss.

Director Connie Giordano has brought together Karen Eckstein-Sarkissian, Susan Chase, Cathy Mostek and Anne Lannak to bring these 27 characters to life, sorting out problems, taking control and dealing with noticeably absent men. The pearls are a perfect symbol for these tough, distinguished women linked in their struggles.

The New York Times calls String of Pearls “highly satisfying, hilarious blend of sex, satire, poignancy and absurdism.” Don’t miss your chance to get to know these entertaining and heart-warming women. Get your tickets today online at www.footlighterstheater.com! Special events are being planned for specific show dates; details available on the theater website.

Directed by Connie Giordano and produced by Kirk Paul, performance dates are:
8 PM February 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
2 PM February 8, 15

Tickets and more information are available at www.footlighterstheater.com or call the box office at (610) 296-9245. Footlighters Theater is located at 58 Main Avenue Berwyn, PA 19312 right off of Route 30 on the Main Line.


Footlighters Theater is the Main Line’s oldest community theater providing premier theater arts productions for the region. Founded in 1929, we currently celebrate our 85th season. Footlighters produces a six show season of plays including two musicals in an intimate 110-seat historical converted church that dates back to 1888. We are committed to both producing outstanding productions and the education of our community in the theatrical arts. We are a 501c3 non-profit entity and welcome volunteers of all kinds, individual donations and corporate partnerships by those persons and companies that wish to promote arts in our community. Tickets for review purposes are available upon request.


Sue Scott, Footlighters Theater Board (484) 802-4505 | sue@footlighterstheater.com

Theater/Organization Website: http://footlighterstheater.com

Theater/Organization Address: 58 Main Avenue Berwyn, Pennsylvania 19312 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (610)296-9245

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