Russell Community Theater has announced its 2016 slate of plays.
“Old Ringers”, written by Joe Simonelli and directed by Bob Roe, will open the season March 8-12, at the RCT Playhouse located at 5th and Kansas in Russell.
No one feels the pain of tough economic times like senior citizens living on fixed incomes. When the recession hits a group of senior women in the suburbs, they’re desperate to find a way to pay the bills. An improper phone call from a wrong number inspires these sassy seniors to establish an at-home phone hotline. What’s for sale? Well, it’s definitely not Tupperware! Who says social security can’t be sexy?
This semi-sequel to “Men Are Dogs” is a riotous adult comedy. Although two characters are reprised from “Men Are Dogs,” this production stands on its own.
“The Senator Wore Pantyhose” written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore will be directed by Erik Eaton and presented as the annual Dinner Theater production at the Russell Elks Lodge this summer.
The Sluckup Inn is overflowing with political and religious scandals as Senator Sandalson arrives to judge the chili cook-off. According to his campaign manager, the Senator’s bid for the White House needs a bit of “excitement.” Unfortunately, the publicity gimmick he dreams up goes seriously awry.
Also stepping in and out of the action are a less-than-pure evangelist, and escaped felon, a television reporter and a gangster. Characters swap beds, identities and jabs in this hilarious comedy.
The season will wrap up in October with “Election Day” written by Josh Tobiessen and directed by Mitchell B. Hunsley.
It’s Election Day and Adam knows his over-zealous girlfriend will never forgive him if he fails to vote. What starts out as a quick trip to the polls ends up derailed thanks to Adam’s sex-starved sister, an eco-terrorist and a mayoral candidate willing to do anything for a vote. This riotous dark comedy exposes the sometimes ugly truths about political (and personal) campaigns.
Like all classic tales of conflict and quarrels, this one features Molotov cocktails, handcuffs, eggplants and the occasional dismemberment.
Season tickets will be available soon. For more information contact 785-483-4057.