Springs Theatre melodrama this weekend, new show set for July

They came, they saw, they cheered, they sighed and they booed and hissed! The newest offering from The Springs Theatre Company’s second annual Summer Starlight Series barbecue suppers and shows performed to thrilled audiences last Friday and Saturday night. The family friendly comedy “The Plot Thickens...or...It’s All In The Script” is a delightful romp that takes the stage again this Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20.

Written by Rick Artis, “The Plot Thickens” is a new production making its’ stage debut with the Springs Theatre Company. This clever melodrama within a melodrama is full of witty retorts and clever foreshadowing. Set in present day, the story follows a troupe of actors as they rehearse and eventually perform a play set during the turn of the last century. The talented cast consists of Brittany Connor as the troubled but dear Katie, Maggie Greenwood as ever supportive Natalie, Rick Artis as clueless Cal, Adam Logan as sensitive do-gooder Jack and Nicole Dominguez as the challenging Monica. Aided by their on-the-spot stage manager Randi played by Lizz Baldwin and the snide director Roscoe played by Michael DeWinter, can the actors overcome the rigors of rehearsal and let the show go on?!? Directed by Betty Schwicker, this show promises lots of laughter and a few surprises.

Doors will open for each performance at 6:30 p.m. with preshow entertainment until 7, when the buffet is served. Guests will dine on a supper of barbecue brisket or barbecue chicken (a vegetarian option is available by request), fresh cole slaw, cowboy baked beans, rolls and butter, hot fruit cobbler, lemonade and coffee. A well stocked Zuber Fizz soda bar will also be available for those in need of a little carbonation.

Admission is $28 for adults, $20. for children 12 and under and includes the supper and the show. Advance tickets for all three shows are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org.

Shakespeare (abridged)

The Springs Theatre Company is very excited to announce the second show of this year’s Summer Starlight Series. “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)” will take the stage Fridays and Saturdays, July 17, 18, 24 and 25. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Borgensen of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, (as well as the bard, of course), this silly show will amuse and delight even those unfamiliar with Shakespeare’s works.

In a madcap race to the finish, all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are performed in a little over an hour with three very talented actors portraying all the characters! Family friendly and tons of fun this dinner theatre production is a must see!

Presented in the 4,800 square-foot Pavilion Tent at Harman Park, audiences will feast on Elizabethan fare of broasted chicken (a vegetarian option is available by request), fresh corn on the cob, seasoned potato halves, warm rolls and butter, and hot apple pasties. Lemonade, coffee and water are complimentary and a well stocked soda bar complete with Zuber Fizz sodas is available.

Doors will open for each performance at 6:30 with preshow entertainment until 7 when the buffet is served. Admission is $28 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under and includes the supper and the show. Advance tickets are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org.

For more information, contact Michael DeWInter at 731-5262 or Rick Artis at 731-8914 or you can also visit the Web site.


Photo courtesy Rick Artis
Brittany Connor, Lizz Baldwin and Nicole Dominguez are members of the cast in the Springs Theatre dinner theatre production of “The Plot Thickens...or...It’s All In The Script” playing Friday and Saturday night at the Pavilion Tent at Harman park.