Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6:23am

Curtain Players has announced the cast and the production team for its production of Fireflies, opening Friday, March 20 at the Harlem Road playhouse.

Bronwynn Hopton (as Eleanor Bannister), Randy Benge (Abel Brown), Molly Watson (Grace Bodell), and Jeff Kemeter (Eugene Claymire) comprise the cast.

More than 20 actors attended open auditions at the playhouse Sunday January 12.

James F. Petsche directs Fireflies. The production team includes Kirsten Peninger and Stephen Moore, co-producers; Carolyn Jakubczak, stage manager; Julie Emmert Silvius, assistant to the director; Booth Muller, scenic designer; Denise Dumouchelle, lighting designer; Kurt Mueller, sound designer; Mary Benge, properties coordinator and set dresser; Holly Wetmore-Kemeter, costume designer; Vince Staropoli, music producer; Jackie Salvador, production assistant; Jeff Cramlet, master electrician; and Justin Malenky, sound operator. Stefan Farrenkopf is artistic adviser.

This staging of Fireflies is the Ohio premiere of the late-in-life romance play by Matthew Barber, based on the novel Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford. Tickets are on sale.