Our 16th Annual Melodrama and FUNdraiser!!!!
Way Off Broadway Community Players’ Melodrama is Stop That Villain by Tim Kelly. It is being directed by Beth Watkin, assisted by Suzanne Redfield. Opening Night is Friday, July 28, 2017 and runs July 28, 29; August 4, 5, 2017 at 8pm with Matinees July 30 and August 6, 2017 at 3pm. Prices are $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors, Students, Military, First Responders, and $10 for children.
The unscrupulous Rip Roquefort makes a bad living cheating at cards. He lives at the Virginia City Hotel but pays no rent because the landlady, Jenny Flutterpearl, thinks he’s in love with her. Jenny doesn’t realize that the miserable servant she’s hired to wash and scrub is actually the villain’s wife, Comatose. Things get even more interesting for Roquefort with the arrival of Auntie Em, her niece Little Jane Dovetonsil and the crafty Judge Lynch. Seems the villain’s uncle has left him a fortune — “if” he marries Little Jane within twenty-four hours. Little Jane knows nothing of all this. If she finds out about the will the money goes to “The Judge Lynch Foundation for Near-Sighted Albanians.” Roquefort arranges an “accident” for Comatose (it backfires) and urges a former partner in crime, Bathsheba Pickles, to sidetrack the local deputy, Merton Manly. Complications build to a hilarious slow motion finale!
The Cast Includes: Crew Includes:
Jim Dirkes – Rip Roquefort Beth Watkin – Director
Lisa M. Page – Bathsheba Pickles Suzanne Redfield – Assistant Director
Nikki Bora – Jenny Flutterpearl Greg Holmes – Stage Manager
Kristi Treitler – Comatose
Lisa Doughty – Poker Alice
Suzanne Redfield – Auntie Em
Floyd Glenn – Judge Lynch
Nathan Doughty – Merton Manly
Olivia Russell – Little Jane
Kevin Pichardo – Horseback
Matthew Watkin – Hamish McGuffin
Shawn Walsh – Claudette
Russ Jernigan – Mr. Sandy Gherkin
Performances will be at
Way Off Broadway Community Players theater,
located in building 4 of the 2243 Business Park at 11880 West Old FM 2243 in Leander,
1 mile west of Hwy. 183, just east of Bagdad Road.