Cast in comedy

Langley actress Gemma Martini is taking on the role of an empty nester in her latest theatrical role but don’t expect this stage mom to be missing her children.

That’s namely because Martini’s character in the comedy Alone Together can’t seem to get rid of her grown sons in this new show by the Vagabond Players.

This is her first time performing with the New Westminster-based theatre company.

Martini was last seen in Langley Player’s production of Victoria’s House, and her previous stage credits include Rabbit Hole and All My Sons.

In recent years she’s also done some film and TV work with more in 2014. This past year has also included two movie roles.

Martini will soon be making her first appearance in a Vagabond production at the Bernie Legge Theatre.

Martini has the role of Helene Butler, half of a long married couple. Helene and George have raised their three boys and it’s time for their nest to empty and the couple to be alone together and some romance.

Instead, two sons move back home, after finding out they don’t like the real world. George and Helene find themselves troubleshooting their sons’ amorous pursuits and before long son number three is back in the fold for this comedy.

The time comes for the parents to compel the kids to stand on their own two feet in this production directed by Dale Kelly.

Alone Together runs Jan. 30 to Feb. 22, Thursday to Saturday. Showtimes are 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for others. Two-for-one previews take place Jan. 30 and 31. Make reservations at 604-521-0412 or book online by emailing reservations@vagabondplayers.ca.

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