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'Queen of Bingo' opens tonight at NL Little Theatre

Laurel Iverson plays Babe in the New London Little Theatre production of "The Queen of Bingo" which is directed by Mark Monfils. The production opens tonight and plays through Aug. 2. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Peer None Players present "The Queen of Bingo" the next three weekends at the Little Theatre in New London. Show times are 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, and July 22-24, 30-Aug. 1 with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Aug. 2.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for those under 18.

This play is an exploration of the world of bingo, weight issues, winning and losing and sisterhood. These two sisters are very different individuals bound together by genetics, history and love. Both a little lonely at this stage in their lives, each has found a different balm. For Sis, played by Louise Mack, it is involvement in outside activities, including other people's lives. For Babe, played by Laurel Iverson, it is insulation in the form of overeating and, lately, seclusion.

If we all have good and bad qualities, then Sis and Babe's all come out on this one night at the Bingo Hall. The time is right for change for both of these women, and tonight just might be their lucky night.

The only other cast member is Michael Hall who plays Father Mac. The play is directed by Mark Monfils; technical director is Christopher McAninch.

For tickets, call 320-295-3524 or 320-354-2559; tickets also available at the door.