Comedy opens tonight
The play will be performed Thursday through Saturday nights from tonight through Jan. 20. A matinee performance will be presented Sunday, Jan. 21, with a curtain time of 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and are on sale at both Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce locations, 403 W. Cotter and at the PACT theater, the corner of State Hwy. 361 and Sea Isle Drive. Tickets also may be purchased or reservations may be made by calling (361) 749-6036. The setting is the psychiatric clinic
of Dr. Prentice, who is interviewing Geraldine Barclay for a secretarial position. He sends her behind a curtain to undress, but Mrs. Prentice enters and finds her husband holding Geraldine's dress. Mrs. Prentice is returning from an “encounter” with a hotel pageboy, Nicholas, who has taken her dress and is blackmailing her with photos taken of the tryst.
Enter Police Sergeant Match who is looking for Nicholas, and Dr. Rance, a representative of Her Majesty, The Queen, who has arrived to inspect the clinic. The plot continues to build to an outrageous conclusion, as the characters change clothes, identities and hurl one-liners at each other at lightening speed.
Ken Yarborough, a spokesman for PACT, said the play features “a
wickedly funny cast” that includes Rick Yellen as Dr. Prentice, Ludmilla Hagans as Mrs. Prentice, Debra Miget as Geraldine Barclay, Michael Cristian as Nicholas Beckett, Bob Ericson as Dr. Rance and James Hagans as Sergeant Match.
The comedy also features lighting and sound by Larry Patton, costumes by Marg Patton, a set that was designed by director Alan Gardiner- Atkinson and constructed by Bill McKinney, Paul McKinney, James Hagans, Ludmilla Hagans, David and Katie Sikes.
“It's bawdy, it's funny and, most importantly, it's being presented live on stage at your Port Aransas Community Theater,” Yarborough said.
British playwright Joe Orton wrote the play.