Dragonfly – a new play

What happens when you face your fears?

Find out in DRAGONFLY, a new short drama by the playwright Terrence Dwyer making it’s world premier at the Center for the Arts of Homer.

Directed by Mister Jack Carr
Featuring Marcia Mele and Matthew Steele
Presented by Center Players

April 22nd at 7:30pm
April 24th at 7:30pm

Whiting Theater at the Center for the Arts of Homer
Call: 607-749-4900 for reservations
Reservations Required
This is a pay-what-you-will performance
(donations accepted at the door or

The new drama concerns Eddie, a troubled man with a tortured past he does not yet recognize. It takes a seasoned and skillful counselor, Arlene, to help him come to terms with his past and make way for his future.

Matt Steele, long a Center Players favorite, plays the tortured Eddie, who comes to the counseling session with a chip on his shoulder and gets the surprise of his life. Noted roles include Bill Sykes in John Melvin’s OLIVER!, Seyton in the Scottish play for Louise M. Felker in Suggett Park, the voice of God in DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, the title character in Greg Moller’s MR. SHIVER’S OLD TIME SPOOK SHOW and Ebenezer Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL on this stage for director/adaptor Jim Coon. Earlier this spring he faced the cameras as the bigoted and patronizing Judge in QUOTA SYSTEM.

Countering Matthew in the role of the counselor, Arlene, is veteran character actor and president of the Syracuse Area Little Theatre (SALT) Academy, Marcia Mele. Mele has been seen on the Whiting stage in VAGINA MONOLOGUES and in ANIMAL FARM. She brings back to our stage a resume of many award nominations and many awards. A partial list: roles in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE DIVINERS, INTO THE WOODS and STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Most recently she ventured into unchartered territory as The Prosecutor in the short film, QUOTA SYSTEM.

Playwright Terrence Dwyer of Cooperstown has landed productions with such esteemed community theatre groups as The Players of Utica and Glimmer Globe, a branch of the Fenimore Museum.