Cold Comfort offers stage combat class

Sep 11, 2017
Photo by: Kelly McKenna Angela Bonacasa demonstrates stage knife fighting technique.

Belfast — The nonprofit Cold Comfort Theater offers an opportunity to try one’s hand at stage combat basics. Stage Combat Class with Angela Bonacasa will begin Wednesday, Sept. 20, and run through Oct. 25. The class will run Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Belfast Area High School, 98 Waldo Ave.

The five-week session lays the foundations of unarmed combat, knife and swordplay, with a focus on safety, storytelling and partnering skills. Actors will add to their skill sets and learn how to “sell” a fight on stage. Creating an effective fight requires technical and artistic skill and this class is a good place to start, for those with no experience and a lot.

The fee is $50. To register, email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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