"The Red Velvet Cake War" by Jessie Jones
(September 29 - October 9, 2016)
The Verdeen cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette – have picked the worst possible time to throw a Southern-fried family reunion – it’s the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. You’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!
Cee Cee Windham ..... LAURA MORALES
Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen ..... JUDI KING
LaMerle Verdeen Minshew ..... CATHY HANSEL-EDGERTON
Aubrey Verdeen ..... JIM FALTOT
Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen ..... JOANIE ANTON
Peaches Verdeen Belrose ..... SADIE PALMER
Bitsy Hargis ..... JUDY KEENAN
Newt Blaylock ..... RICK KOPP
Sheriff Grover Lout ..... VINNIE CONTE
Elsa Dowdall ..... ROBIN RHODES
Mama Doll Hargis ..... MIRIAM RING
Purvis Verdeen ..... VINNIE CONTE
“Murderers” by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by James Thaggard
November 10 - November 20, 1016
Three of the most charming killers you’ll ever meet freely admit that they “dun” it and why, in comic tales about revenge, blackmail, jealousy and justice at Florida’s Riddle Key Luxury Retirement Village.
“Moon Over The Brewery” by Bruce Graham
Directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland
January 12 - January 29, 2017
This very funny play spotlights Miriam, a full-time waitress and part-time painter, who would enjoy male companionship, but Amanda, her precocious teenage daughter, and Randolph, her imaginary friend, have managed to drive away all suitors. Enter Warren, the new mailman. Is it possible that he can succeed where others have failed? Join us and find out!
Judy Glynn ..... Miriam Waslyk
Mark Woodland ..... Warren Zimmerman
Maryann Bryam ..... Amanda Waslyk
Eli Gilbert ..... Randolph
"Play On" by Rick Abbot
Directed by Keiko Knipfelberg
March 9 - March 26, 2017
A theater group desperately tries to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from the author who keeps revising the script. Get a peek backstage at a dreadful rehearsal, a disastrous dress rehearsal and the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong, does.
AGGIE MANVILLE ...... Sylvia Marnie
(Stage manager and prompter)
GERALDINE DUNBAR (GERRY) ...... Diana Shoemaker
(Community theatre director)
HENRY BENISH ...... Daniel Coppinger
(Lord Dudley a character actor)
POLLY BENISH ...... Caroline Cox
(Lady Margaret a character actress)
MARLA SMITH (Smitty) ...... Laura Morales
(Doris the maid supporting player)
SAUL WATSON ...... Mark Shoemaker
(Dr. Rex Forbes a villain)
BILLY CAREWE ...... Craig Moran
(Stephen Sellers a juvenile)
VOILET IMBRY ...... Valerie Lipscomb
(Diana Lassiter an Ingenue)
LOUISE PEARY ...... Susan Mergens
(Sound, lighting & scenic technician)
PHYLLIS MONTAGUE ...... Robin Rhodes
(Novice playwright in the community)
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
by Christopher Durang
Directed by James Thaggard
May 4 - May 14, 2017
This wildly funny play won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013 plus many other distinguished awards. Named after Chekhov characters by theatre-loving parents, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a family home in Buck’s Couny, Pennsylvania until their movie star sister Masha arrives with her new boy toy Spike, and threatens to sell the house.
Spike.............Patrick Charles Mounce
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