OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTION…..

 THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Directed by Leon and Kathy Compton

November 12 to December 10

During the run of our Christmas production, Riverfront Playhouse will provide a FREE non -alcoholic drink,  plus place your name in a drawing for future tickets when you  bring a non- perishable food item to the theatre.  We will distribute the food items to both the Good News Rescue Mission and the HIV Food Bank  Help yourself to some laughs,  while helping others to survive.

 

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Cast

Bob Koroluck – Sheridan Whiteside

Elsie Ritchie – Maggie

Darryll Alvey – Mr. Stanley

Brandon Nascimento – Mrs. Stanley

Chelsea Bailey – June Stanley

John Bohatch – Richard Stanley

Sarah Todd – Harriet Stanley

Pam Carney – Lorraine Sheldon

Dan Kupsky – Bert Jefferson

Don Tamblyn – Beverly Carlton

Ron Seese – Dr. Bradley

Erin O’Hanlon – Ms. Preen

Chris Branscom – John

Kathlyn Smith – Sarah

Kenny Davis – Professor Metz

Daniel Beckman – Sandy

Kathy Compton – Mrs. McCutcheon

 Chris Gomez – Banjo

Jenn Gomez- Mrs. Dexter

THE STORY: Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man. Knowing the girl’s charms, Maggie enlists the aid of a clever impersonator who, affecting the voice of Lord Bottomley, whom the actress hopes to marry, asks her by phone to return to him and be married. The ruse almost works, but Whiteside, becoming suspicious, finds that no calls have come through from London. This show is full of twists and turns, unusual characters and great comedic moments.

 

Cast Announced: THE GAME’S AFOOT OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

Opening January 14th!

Directed by Jennifer Levens

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The Story:  William Gilette has been shot while on stage in a Sherlock Holmes play. We see him two weeks later at home on Christmas Eve entertaining some of the cast members. A murder,an attempted murder, a female detective, Gilette’s mother; Ah yes, the game’s afoot.

Ken Ludwig won the 2013 Edgar Award for playwrights with this show.

 

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

“A tight and timely thriller! – Theatermania.com

 

 by John Ball, adapted by Matt Pelfrey

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Director: Travis Micheal

Assistant Director – Nick Brown

Stage Manager- Brenda Sinclair

Chief Gillespie – John Truitt

Sam Wood – Keith Rose

Officer Pete – Sean Sampson

Virgil Tibbs – Brian Valentine

Melanie Tatum – Kaxia Wilkens

Noreen Purdy – Emily Hyatt

Charles Tatum/Endicott/Al Jennings- Daniel Beckman

Harvey O’Berst – Joshawa Wright

Eric Kaufman – Spencer Stutesman

Coroner/Major Frank Schulbert-Gregory Brown

Charles Tatum- Lyle Hurley

Cast of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

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Acclaimed playwright Matt Pelfrey’s adaptation of John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night based on the award-winning book that inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series.It’s 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community’s single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.  (For Mature Audiences)