Everybody Loves Opal, a Comedy by John Patrick opens this evening at Town and Country Players. It is directed by Ken Weigert.
Performances are all follows:
Friday/Saturday – May 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8pm
Sunday Matinees – May 12, 19 at 3pm
The story is about Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse. Opal lives in general disarray in her tumbledown mansion at the edge of the municipal dump. She collects things-anything that can be toted home in her little red wagon. Always an optimist, no matter how difficult life become or how badly her friends treat her, Opal responds with unfailing kindness. She possess an abiding faith in the goodness of human nature. Into her rather strange world come Gloria, Bradford and Solomon, three purveyors of bogus perfume, on the lam from the authorities. Opal’s home is the perfect hideout-and Opal, herself, might be the remedy for their shattered finances. They decide that what she needs is plenty of insurance, a rapid demise, and three beneficiaries named Gloria, Bradford and Solomon. Attempted murder wouldn’t seem to be funny, but in Mr. Patrick’s magic hands it is uproarious. The laughs ensue as the unsavory trio concoct elaborate schemes to ensure Opal’s demise and includes a surprise at the end.
There are still tickets available for this weekend. You can order online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/284859
Two State Street Players favorites, Tom McFarland and Joe Perignat are appearing in the production. Many of you will remember them as “The Smothers Brothers”. My personal favorite was always when they did “The Honeymooners”. Their chemistry is awesome!
I am in the process of interviewing them both about acting, their years with State Street and of course about “Everybody Loves Opal”.
Stay tuned for more info . . . in the meantime get your tickets for the show!