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On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Bob Linebarger
July 31, August 1 (Noon & 6:00p.m.), 2
August 7 - 8 - 9
No show Aug 14th because of the
Excelsior Springs Barbecue Contest.
The Paradise Playhouse will be open for food and drinks.
August 15 - 16
August 21 -22
This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer.
Directed by Nino Casisi
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it.
September 18 6:00 p.m
19 12:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
20 6:00 p.m.
September 25 6:00 p.m.
26 6:00 p.m.
27 12:00 p.m.
October 2 6:00p.m.
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