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Russell Community Theater presents “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”
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Cast members: seated, Ward Craig, Sheryl Krug, Nikki Kuntzsch; tanding: Debora Kreutzer, Crystal Craig, Alan Templeton. Not pictured: Monica Harrison

RUSSELL — Russell Community Theater wraps up the 2018 season with “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” Oct. 16-20.

RCT volunteer, Mitch Hunsley, steps into the director chair once again and is presenting the second John Patrick script produced this season. The cast includes RCT veterans Crystal Craig, Ward Craig, Debora Kreutzer, Sheryl Krug and Alan Templeton. Rounding out the cast are two actors making their RCT debut, Monica Harrison and Nikki Kuntzsch. 

In “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” actress Myra Marlowe leases a house in a tiny New England town where she hopes to get away from it all. Her long time agent is finally letting her relax a bit, but her nosy neighbors are a different matter. In an attempt to gain some privacy, she invents a crazy sister who is “locked in an upstairs room.” 

Complications arise when the local handyman develops feelings for “Sister Sadie” and the neighborhood ladies decide it’s their duty to save Sadie’s soul. A desperate announcement from Myra ends in an accusation of murder and the arrival of the sheriff.

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday, October 16-20 at the RCT Playhouse located at 5th and Kansas Street in Russell. Show time is 8 p.m. Admission is $12 or by season ticket. “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York.

Russell Community Theater is a non-profit theater company in Russell. For more information, call 785-483-4057.