Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced the cast for its spring comedy production of “Farce of Habit.”
Comic fireworks explode in “FARCE OF HABIT”, an absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us to quaint Reel’Em Inn, a fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn, looks forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake. But only two chances of that happening: slim and none. Why, for example, has his wife, Wanelle, picked these three days to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal? Is his son Ty’s marriage to Jenna falling apart due to the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? Why would D. Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in such a bizarre undercover police assignment? And that’s just his family. Thwarting D. Gene’s weekend plans is a gaggle of nuns converging on the Inn to experience a nature retreat revealing D. Gene’s chronic fear of anything in a habit? Add the colossal ego of Jock McNair, nationally known relationship guru who threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman;” throw in the storm of the century quickly bearing down on Mayhew, Arkansas, and D. Gene has no prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you enjoy gloriously preposterous hilarity, then laughing your way through the take-no-prisoner’s lunacy of a Jones Hope Wooten comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!
Elisabeth Wadman is Wanelle Wilburn, Tim Fitzgerald is D. Gene Wilburn, Kathy Rush Vizina is Maxie Wilburn Suggs, Tim Abraham is Jock McNair, Abigail Barnes is Jenna Sealy Wilburn, Craig Haverich is Ty Wilburn, Ron Hager is Huddle Fisk, Lisa Biwer is Sister Myrtle Agnes, Lisa Cochran is Barbara Stratton. The Artistic Director is Sandee Hardy-Hagen and the Technical Director is Kimberly Keck.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, 27 & May 3, 4 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on April 28 and May 5.
“Farce of Habit” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Home & Jamie Wooten is presented with special arrangements through Dramatists Play Service and is sponsored by Old Town Bagels.