(Le Mars) – Celebrating the past is something that the players at Le Mars Community Theatre feel is important, so in anticipation of turning 50 years young this upcoming 2019 season, they are giving a nod to their founding members. The British farce “See How They Run” by Philip King, opens at the Postal Playhouse Monday, November 12th. Fifty years ago, in October 1968, the same show opened as the first performance ever staged by the Le Mars Community Theatre.
Bonnie Dull (pictured wearing glasses in the picture on the right) was one of those founding members involved with the original production. After years of dedication to LCT on and off the stage, Dull has sadly passed away, but would be delighted to see what’s happening in this years version of “See How They Run” fifty years later. Her daughter, Margaret Britton, explains.
So who is this Miss Skillon that both Bonnie and Margaret have made their own? She is the nosy churchgoer who tries to get the lead character in trouble throughout the entire production. The show takes place in the living room of a vicarage where a vicar, played by Wayne Burnett, and his American actress wife (Penelope) live.
Penelope, played by Tina Laskie, is visited by an actor friend, played by Pete Laskie, who changes his appearance to go out on the town with his friend. From then on it’s a case of mistaken identities and chaos, which Britton says is quite entertaining because people are just running everywhere…
Six other people round off the cast of “See How They Run” under the direction of Audrey Scholten, with Kristie Pecks acting as producer.
Those cast members are: Breeanna Pierce as Ida the maid, Brad Wiltman as Rev. Arthur Humphrey, Alison Hanson as “Man,” Larry Brangwin as the Bishop of Lax, Melanie Sailer as Sgt Towers and Robert Hill as the Choir Director and Sgt Hale.
Tickets for “See How They Run” are available online at www.lemarslive.org or by calling or visiting the Postal Playhouse box office from 11-2 weekdays. Showtimes are Monday, November 12th-Saturday the 17th at 7:30pm with a Sunday matinee at 2pm on the 18th.