This weekend the final performances of the comedy "A Bad Year for Tomatoes" will be held at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, at the corner of Sea Isle Drive and State Hwy. 361.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee will be on Aug. 13.
Patrons may purchase tickets at the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau, 403 W. Cotter St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Tickets also are available at the theater box office beginning 45 minutes before each performance.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under.
The comedy by John Patrick takes place in a small New England home in the village of Beaver Haven.
The playwright says, "Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography.
"She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, Tom Lamont, but dealing with her nosey, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away and gain some privacy, Marlowe invents a mad, homicidal sister who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors.
"The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for .Sister Sadie' (really Marlowe in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie's soul.
"In desperation, Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly been sent away to Boston which brings on the sheriff, and the suspicion of murder.
"Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain and then some."
Cast members for this play are Debra Miget as Marlowe/Sadie; Jack Dreessen as Lamont; Margaret Paton as Cora Gump, Pepper Pendzinski as Reba Harper and Ludmila Hagans as Willa Mae Wilcox, the three nosey neighbors; Jim Hagans as Piney the handyman; and Steve Gwozdziowsky as the sheriff.
Michele Guarino is the director.
The play is suitable for all ages to enjoy, said Patrick.
The Family Center IGA is the production sponsor.