Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 13-15 (Thursday – Saturday) in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria on the Decatur campus.
Director Stacey Pollock explains the story:
“It’s 1939 – television is introduced in New York at the World’s Fair. “The Boys,” Laurel and Hardy, are about to break into the movie business thanks to Ollie’s Uncle Norvel. Uncle Norvel is about to make the big announcement at a party to celebrate his new investment, but before he can, he is kidnapped. Evidently, there are people out there who would like to see this new-fangled device go away. Could the person responsible be the German silent film director Von Slowburn or his handler Greta Grebe who may have Nazi ties? Is it the starlet Mitzi Ditzi who will do anything to succeed? Maybe it’s the silent film star Lillian Swansong or the young radio producer Mike Chex. Perhaps it is Orsen Wellfred the famous director. And don’t forget DeForrest Ford Detreese, the inventor whose TV patent has been stolen. The show must go on and during Orsen Wellfred’s radio rendition of “The Death of Lincoln,” the culprit strikes again.”
Cast members and their respective hometowns include Sara Wysocki (as Stan Laurel), Walnut Grove; Enoc Reynoso (Oliver Hardy), Keanu Hoye (Mike Chex), and Greyson Dye (Max von Slowburn), all of Carthage; Jeremy Hudson (Orsen Wellfred), DeKalb; Bristol Buffington (Lt. Lou Tenant), El Paso, TX; Mary Levin (Tracy) and Madelon Taylor (Mitzi Ditsy), both of Louisville; Jessie Jones (Lillian Swansong), Pelahatchie; Wil Johnson (DeForrest Ford DeTreese), Morton; Alana Knowles (Greta Grebe), Decatur; and John Thames (Chex’s father), Magee.
The dinner theatre menu includes baked chicken, roast beef, potato casserole, squash medley and vegetable blend, and assorted desserts.
Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling the college switchboard, at 601-635-6215.