Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Local actor hits the boards in Beavercreek

Jeff Lucas is appearing in Beavercreek Community Theatre’s production of “Dearly Beloved,” Jan. 27 and 28, 8 p.m.and Jan. 29, 3 p.m.

When an elegant catered wedding reception turns into a pig roast and potluck dinner, the mother of the bride thinks things can’t get any worse -- she’s wrong!

Frankie Futrelle Dubberly’s daughter is marrying the son of the tiny Texas town’s richest, snootiest woman .

Frankie, played by Jennie Hawley of Huber Heights, wants everything to be just right but even talking to her dead mother in heaven can’t make it so.

The comedy, presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 and at 3 p.m. on January 29, finds the Futrelle sisters and their family in the midst of yet another series of life-changing events.

Frankie’s plans for a lavish, “Gone with the Wind” wedding quickly falls apart, especially when her sisters, portrayed by Monique Hobbs of Centerville and Marabeth Klejna of Kettering, get involved.

It’s been about 20 years since the scandalous breakup of the sisters’ almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes, and they find themselves working through some of those old issues while dealing with the current wedding fiasco.

The cast also includes Teresa Connair of Dayton, Kelli Gilmore of Enon, Terry Larson of Beavercreek, Craig Smith of Springboro, Jim Spencer of Dayton, Gary Thompson of Englewood and Rachel Wilson of Dayton.

The director is Jeff Sams of Franklin. The stage manager is Steve Strawser of Kettering, assisted by Lesa Gootee of Beavercreek, and the set builder is Chris Harmon of Beavercreek, assisted by Hans Unser, also of Beavercreek.

The costumer is Anne Heitker of Beavercreek and the light designer is John Falkenbach of Dayton. Jim Brown of West Carrollton is the music director and Dave Pope is the sound designer. The producers are Diana Blowers and Roberta Shiverdecker, both of Beavercreek.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $11 for members, students and senior citizens.

A group discount of $1 per ticket is available to groups of 10 or more, when purchased at the same time for the same performance.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 937.429.4737 and leaving a message or by e-mailing boxoffice@bctheatre.org. For more information, visit the theater’s Web site at www.bctheatre.org where tickets can also be purchased online.

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