68th Season Remembered

68th Season

Oct 2016 - May 2017

"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!

 

 

 

THE CAST 

 

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

 

was the Co-Producer of

"The Red Velvet Cake Wars"

“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.

 


The Cast

 

Rafael Petlock

 

Judy Glenn

 

Pamela Hopkins  

 

 

 

Was the Co-Producer of "Murderers"

“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!

 

The Cast

 

Judy Glynn ..... Miriam Waslyk

 

Mark Woodland ..... Warren Zimmerman

 

Maryann Bryam ..... Amanda Waslyk

 

Eli Gilbert ..... Randolph

Was the Co-Producer of

"Moon Over The Brewery"

"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. 

 

 

The Cast

 

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)

 

 

 

Was the Co-Producer of "Play On"

“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. 

The Cast

 

Vanya............Don Sleight


Sonia.............Sue Belvo


Cassandra.....Candace Artim


Masha...........Pamela Hopkins


Spike.............Patrick Charles Mounce


Nina...............Haley Hines

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