One of the Funniest Comedies Ever Produced in Hot Springs Village
For the first production of the new year, The HSV Players are bringing back an old favorite – STOOPS – one of the funniest comedies ever produced in Hot Springs Village.
Rehearsals are underway this month, and the production is set for March 23-26 on the Coronado Center Stage. Some residents will remember the 2012 production of this feel-good play, a “front porch” comedy, where laughter and love are the best medicine.
The two main characters, Murial and Sophie, will endear themselves to the audience with their witty, irreverent humor as they cope with the everyday hurdles they face as two widowed matriarchs of their families. Other characters include Murial’s son, Lucas, who cannot accept the reality that his mother is getting older, Lucas’ wife, Rose, a constant worrier, Dyer, a befuddled driving instructor, Morgan, a confused retirement home administrator, Sophie’s adorable 12-year-old granddaughter, and finally, an indifferent postal carrier, whose stops at Muriel and Sophie’s houses are the favorites of his day. While this play is a first-class, hilarious comedy, it’s not without its tender moments when audience tissues are recommended.
The management team of directors, Roger Cannell and Jay Powell, with Producer Glen Robertson, have selected an excellent cast, with veteran actors and several new to the stage. Veterans include Kelly Williams as Sophie, Cheryl Robertson as Rose, Glen Robertson as Lucas, Bill Lamareux as Dyer, and Freddie Lyons as the postman. New to the stage are Carlie Parkinson as Muriel; Steve Hicks as Morgan, and Sierra Rudnicki as Paula. In addition to this fine cast, STOOPS will have an outstanding production team that will assure the audience of a satisfying theater experience!
Mark your calendars now for STOOPS, and get your tickets quickly when they go on sale.
FABULOUS PRODUCTION! Newcomer SIERRA RUDNIKI stole the show with the prayer every Grandparent wants their Grandchildren to be. Dessert was a wonderful treat during Intermission. AAPlus