From left, Zachary Stevens, George Wahab, Justin Waters and Mary Wahab run lines of their next production, “Holiday Snap.” (MONA MOORE | Daily News)

From left, Zachary Stevens, George Wahab, Justin Waters and Mary Wahab run lines of their next production, “Holiday Snap.”
(MONA MOORE | Daily News)

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Way Off Broadway Players offer laughs with new production

Published 12:14am Thursday, April 25, 2013

BELHAVEN – There was a bit of Déjà vu on the set of the Way Off Broadway Players’ latest production. For their next production, the Belhaven acting group resurrected a play they did 10 years ago, “Holiday Snap.”
“It’s about two English couples who go to Portugal on vacation and find out the time-share people have accidently booked them in the same place,” said director George Wahab. “It’s a great play.”
He was not worried about repeating the same play because his audience has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. When the players first started, Belhaven residents filled the seats. These days, people come from throughout the county.
A few players will be playing the same parts they did in the original production. The familiarity made the group’s fifth read-through a fun romp for the cast where they got to start blocking out the scenes and getting into character.
Mary Wahab listed several reasons she came back to reprise her role.
“The applause, the people and the fun,” she said. “And the play is funny.”
“Actually, four of the people were in it 10 years ago. It was just luck that they were available again. Three of them are driving from Greenville,” Wahab said.
Justin Waters is one of the Greenville commuters.
“I’m back after seven years off the stage,” he said.
The Way Off Broadway Players practice twice a week. The week of the production practices are daily. “Holiday Snap” will run June 27, 28 and 29.
Wahab said the practices have been nothing but laughs, so far.
“The only thing I’ve done was laugh at rehearsal,” he said. “It’s respiratory therapy.”
For more information about the Way Off Broadway Players, call 943-3796.

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