The Boarding House
by Vern Harden
directed by A.J. Fuex
Playhouse Smithville, 110 Main St., Smithville (click for map)
Tickets $11 available here on-line
Welcome to the Sweet Home Boardinghouse, where life is anything but normal. Miss Harriet runs a clean, cozy home with the help of the none-too-bright and perpetually terrified Tweenie, and accompanied by as zany a cast of boarders as you are likely to meet.
There's Mr. Richards, the poet who practices dying to spark his inspiration. Gladys Klotz is a taxidermist who has a direct line to the spirit world and prefers her men stuffed, while Martha Willis has every imaginable illness, from leprosy to pneumonia to heart palpitations... and loves every minute of it. Poor Hortense tries her best to keep up with Ivy, a free spirited "artist" who enjoys painting people's faces, whether they want to be painted or not.
Finally, the suave and mysterious Dirk Shadow and his sister Veronica have just arrived on the scene to hunt for Captain Schnook's pirate treasure buried in the basement... or is it really just something left over from dinner? Leave it to the clever and ever-vigilant Dr. Snifell to unravel the mystery that will have audiences laughing from beginning to end.
Assistant Directors: Danne Absher, Alana Adams
Stage Management/Set Design: Richard and Cindy Thompson
Sound and Light Design: AJ Fuex
Cast: Michele Maher, Jamie Damon, Sam Damon, Alana Adams, Danne Absher, Monica Miller, Cindy Thompson, Lisa Holcomb, Susan Keyes, Alicia Gust
By Special Arrangement With Pioneer Drama, Englewood, Colorado