Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mayor Linda Page will appear on stage at the inaugural play of the Crabpot Players Theatre Company on Thursday, April 17. Following a ribbon cutting at 5:45 p.m. and a special performance by the Choral Arts Experience, Mayor Page will take the stage and play the role of Barney Cashman’s mother during the third act.
“We are very excited to welcome the Crabpot Players, our very own destination venue, to Mount Pleasant,” said Mayor Page. “The ability to observe and participate in the arts is an important part of a healthy and vibrant community. Founder and Artistic Director Jimmy Ward is returning to the stage after several years and will play the lead role of Barney Cashman. I look forward to being part of the cast on opening night to promote the arts in Mount Pleasant.”
“The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” is a comedy in three acts, written by Neil Simon. Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.
Playing Barney Cashman is Jimmy Ward. Elaine Navazio is played by Kristin Irvin, Bobbi Michelle by Caitlyn Miller and Jeanette Fisher will be played by Mariana Hall
The production dates are April 17-19 and April 24-26. Curtain call is at 7 p.m. The Crabpot Players Theatre is located at 1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., in Mount Pleasant. For more information, contact the Crabpot Players Theatre online at www.crabpotplayers.com.