Teatro Paraguas Presents ‘Curious Smiles’ Virtually April 30

Robert F. Benjamin’s short comedy ‘Curious Smiles’ April 30-May 2. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas


Teatro Paraguas presents Robert F. Benjamin’s short comedy “Curious Smiles” live on Zoom for three performances beginning 7 p.m. Friday, April 30.

Duchess Dale directs this uplifting tale about a grandfather (played by Don Converse) and his sassy, 10-year-old granddaughter Jamie (Amelia Dolejsi).

It’s fall 2020; the pandemic rages; schools are “remote learning only”. During a Zoom call, Grandpa strives to help Jamie with homework, which is about the role of grandparents in modern times. Rather than divulge the assignment directly, she teases him to gather information.

They clash about “wrinkles”, the COVID shutdown and vaccinations before she turns the tables on him.  After he’s been playfully duped, he wonders whether “whimsy” has successfully created his legacy gift for Jamie.

Performance dates are 7 p.m. Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2. 

Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. The links to register may be found here: website.

A Q&A session follows each performance.

Teatro Paraguas has recently produced two other plays by Robert F. Benjamin live on ZOOM to critical acclaim: Hunker Down and Almost Treason.