OAKHURST – Saturday, June 14, marks the opening of The Boarding House, a quirky comedy by Vern Hardn, presented by the talented players of the Golden Chain Theatre.
Directed by Bobby Woods, the action takes place in the Home Sweet Home Boardinghouse, where life is anything but normal.
Miss Harriet (Julie O’Brien) runs a clean, cozy home with the help of the none-too-bright and perpetually terrified Tweenie (played by Elise Keeler), accompanied by as zany a cast of boarders you are likely to meet.
These characters include Mr. Richards (Bobby Woods), determined to be the world’s greatest writer, Martha Willis (Amy Schnieder), a first-class hypochondriac, and Gladys Klotz (Gayle Widener), a taxidermist who talks to the spirits.
Dirk Shadow (William O’Brien III) charms the ladies despite his tendency to behave like a temperamental child. Poor Hortense (Kelly Ravel) tries her best to keep up with Ivy (Dannika Anstead), a free spirited ’artist’ who enjoys painting people’s faces, whether they want to be painted or not.
Veronica (Katie Long) is Dirk’s sister, and Dr. Sni-Fell (Ken Ryder) is a somewhat nearsighted absent-minded retired practitioner.
Some of the guests are on a quest for pirate treasure buried in the basement… or is it really just something left over from dinner? Leave it to the clever and ever-vigilant Dr. Sni-fell to unravel the mystery that will have audiences laughing from beginning to end.
The Boarding House plays every Saturday and Sunday, June 14 through July 13. Curtain time on Saturdays is at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, seniors $10, students $8, and children $6.
The Golden Chain Theatre is located at 42130 HIghway 41 on the north end of Oakhurst.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Theatre at (559) 683-7112 or visit www.goldenchaintheatre.org