Community Playhouse Production is Witching Good

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Winner Community Playhouse has brewed up a delightful comedy just in time in Halloween.

Two Witches, No Waiting” is a fun-fill play which combines some veteran actors on the Winner stage and some newcomers.

The play opened this weekend. It will be presented Oct. 4, 5 and 6 with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. For reservations persons can call 842-1958.

In this play Arlene Marcus, played by Tami Comp and Elzbeth, played by Barb DeSersa, are known far and wide in South Texas as friendly, charitable and a little eccentric. This is understandable because they are also known as witches. At least that’s the story, especially the one spread by their housekeeper Opal Dunn (played by Emily Moser), just before she vanishes without a trace.

Sheriff Jed Abercrombie (played by Tim Meldrum) seems a little shy about investigating for some reason which bothers Elzbeth who has a crush on the lawman.

Arlene’s son Jeremy (played by Andrew Taylor) tries to keep a lid on things by trying to get the sisters to see their house. And who wants desperately to buy the property? Eunice Sternwood (played by Mary Marso), his fiancés mother. Of course, Sternwood did not reckon on dealing with people who read bumps on her head, a “recipe book” full of spells and potions and getting lost in Elzbeth’s mystery room.

Jeremy already has his hands full so what happens when he seems to be falling in love with the Bonnie (played by Brandy Biggins), the new housekeeper.

Hanna Rowe plays the Catherine Sternwood, the fiancé of Jeremy. She is a feisty spoiled socialite.

The cast all do a wonderful job.

This play is a heady brew of twists and turns where barn owls spy on people through windows, closets fly open and the house itself seems to be alive as declared by Arlene.

The play is directed by Sandra York who does a wonderful job of getting the most out of her characters.

Dan Patmore is the technical director and designed a set that fits the play.

So if want to spend an enjoyable evening at the play, come to the Winner Community Playhouse Oct. 4, 5 and 6.

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