Mrs. St. Maugham (Marty Essig) makes Maitland (Dave Eckerd) frustrated during a dress rehearsal for Center Stage Community Theatre’s performance of “The Chalk Garden” Thursday evening. The play, by British playwright Enid Bagnold, follows three generations of “totally dysfunctional women,” said director and producer Sally Dunlap. It was translated into a movie in the 1960s starring Jean Kerr. “It’s a really beautiful story with a lot of very funny lines,” Dunlap said. “It’s quite funny because it’s so bizzare and absurd.” Performances will be this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and will follow the same schedule for the following two weekends. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call for reservations at 765-894-5587. Tickets are also available at the door if seats are still open.