Comedy up next for thespians

The Prattville Cultural Arts Center - Photo by Melissa Parker
The Prattville Cultural Arts Center - Photo by Melissa Parker

Prattville – Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre presents a presentation of Dearly Beloved, from the same authors, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, as Dearly Departed. The play dates are March 5 to March 22.

This frolicking comedy is directed by Lynne Stinchcomb Pollingue who also headed up the production cast on Greater Tuna almost a year ago in March of 2008. The setting is the small town of Fayro, Texas, similar to Tuna, Texas, in the previous production.

Dearly Beloved revolves around Tina Jo’s antebellum-inspired wedding and it is a regular southern-fried comedy complete with a three-sister gospel singing trio. Hog calling, baton twirling, and old-fashioned clog dancing abound as 300 pounds of pig is grilled to the delight of all.

Naturally, the wedding plans do not go smoothly – that would not be funny. So, all kinds of shenanigans go on throughout this fast-paced comedy, plus the bride and groom seem to be missing…and that’s just the beginning.

Future Way Off Broadway Theatre productions include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, While the Lights Were Out, and Sanders Family Christmas. The Prattville Cultural Arts Center is located at 203 West 4th Street. The Way Off Broadway Theatre has been performing for the city’s residents since 2003 and is sponsored by Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council, City of Prattville.

Publisher’s Note: Productions are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for non-musical productions and $10 in advance and $12 at the door for musical productions. Advance tickets may be purchased in the lobby of Bank Trust downtown during Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call either 361-3029 or 365-8806.

Article by Melissa Parker

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