Tickets on sale now for STOOPS – a heartwarming story of two women dealing with life’s problems

Tickets are on sale now for STOOPS, the HSV Players’ first presentation of 2023 and one of the funniest comedies ever produced in Hot Springs Village. To buy tickets, click here.

The production is set for March 23-26 on the Coronado Center Stage. An original play directed by Roger Cannell and Jay Powell and produced by Glen Robertson, Stoops takes an intimate and oft-times funny and poignant look into the lives of two women who just happen to be neighbors and, who share a common interest.

You’ll laugh and maybe even cry, but it’s a guarantee you’ll leave with a warm feeling for Murial and Sophie, the two main characters in STOOPS. Watch as they deal with life’s hurdles and an unshakeable friendship as each embraces a different philosophy of living in the golden years.

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. Watch as these two friends deal with the unkind difficulties and the harsh realities of life, each in their own personal way. Although complete opposites, they deal with life, family, and each other by using their individual wit and irreverent humor but in the end, they discover the deep love they have for each other, bound by a world they often don’t understand, but comfortable in their own world — on the stoop.

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!

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.

Mark your calendars now for STOOPS, and get your tickets quickly.

By Becky Babineaux