ACT I Players at Augusta Theatre
A locally written, directed and performed play about an 1890’s election in the “fine town of Augusta” will be presented publicly this weekend.
“Election on the Prairie”? or “A Woman for Mayor -You Are Kidding!” It’s a production of Augusta Community Theatre Players, also known as ACT I.
Curtains at the Augusta Theatre, 523 State, will part for performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The audience will be involved in the voting process.
Admission is $7 for adults. No charge for children under age 3.
ACT I Players, a group of local men and women, has been presenting comedies and melodramas to make audiences laugh and smile for more than 20 years in this community.
The play is written by Larry Johnson of Augusta who plays the part of a Barkeeper Joe and debate moderator in this production.
Jane Mathias is the director.
Following the play will be an Olio, an encore of various performances by the actors.
The opposing politicians for mayor are Ethel Hollar played by Janet Davis and Victor Voracious played by Bill Stengel. Hollar is assisted by campaign manager Rufus Rumphump, played by Tim Schild. Back Alley Bob, played by Mike Shryock, supports Voracious.
Others in the cast are Angela Moore as Hazel Nutcase and Gold Digger, and Jim Moreland as Big Abner.
Cathy Hyman will be the pianist.
The cast will be joined by Mathias and Pat Bailey during the Olio performances.