Well, we’re almost back. Tater Patch Players is busy preparing the seating area of the theater for the new seats that started telling you about waaaay last Fall. They’ll be here at the end of June. Governor Kemp has released guideline for “performance venues”, which is how we are classified, to reopen on July 1. That means we are going to start getting ready to put on shows. The Players are very grateful for the support of our donors both in helping us buy the seats and in helping to pay some of our ongoing costs during the COVID-19 shutdown. We are busy cleaning the theater and are planning how to accomplish the social distancing seating on our NEW seats.
This brings us to the upcoming remainder of the season. We have put aside “Showtime at First Baptist” for this year and will bring it to you next year. Instead we are busily pursuing the rights to a script of a one-hour, one-act show that will make everyone laugh. Let’s face, we ALL need a laugh right now. Please stay connected to our website and our Facebook page for updates. If you’d like to donate to the seats or to our ongoing fundraiser for our daily expenses, please visit www.taterpatchplayers.org/donate. Please pencil us in on your calendars for the three weekends beginning July 17. We’ll announce our play very soon. We’re going to get everyone together — just not as close — and have a great time.
Sex Please, We’re Sixty
September 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4
Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her Guests (nearly all women) return year after year. Her next door neighbor, the elderly, silver-tongued, Bud “Bud the Stud” Davis believes they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The prim and proper Mrs. Stancliffe steadfastly denies this, but really doesn’t do anything to prevent it. She reluctantly accepts the fact that “Bud the Stud” is, in fact, good for business. Her other neighbor and would-be suitor Henry Mitchell is a pharmacist who has developed some sort of miracle pill. Well Bud’s personal “miracle pills” and Mitchells get mixed up and the whole story goes from great comedy to hilarious farce. When the mayhem finally settles you’ll be laughing at the new directions the Guests’ lives have taken.
November 27, 28, 29 and December 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
This is the next play in the exuberant Futrelle Sisters saga. The just-closed Dearly Beloved was praised by our audiences as one of the funniest shows we’ve ever done. Well, let us just tell you that the fun has only begun. As this show opens, a cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus—played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub—is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!