BY JUDY THOMPSON –
As it is less than one month from Valentine’s Day, the Ouachita Little Theatre in conjunction with Mena Mountain Resort, invites everyone to the opening of Dearly Beloved on Friday, February 12, at the resort. For the third year, the two are providing a dinner theatre event for the community. Judy Thompson, director for the upcoming play, notes that this delightful play has everything needed for a Valentine treat: comedy, family situations and romance.
The play is about planning and then actually carrying off an elegant wedding. Between the loud mouth gossiping of wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva Musgrave, Miss Twink Futrelle’s idea to turn the wedding catering into a community potluck meal and menopausal Honey Ray showing up wearing a gold lame’ dress with patent leather pumps, Frankie’s perfect wedding slowly begins to crumble. To top things off, as the wedding hour nears, it is learned that the bride-to-be has run away with her fiancée. In an effort to save the wedding, Frankie sends the gunshot-happy highway patrolman to find the couple and bring them back to the Tabernacle of the Lamb Church before the wedding guests notice anything is wrong.
Reservations are necessary for the dinner theatre. Please call Mena Mountain Resort at 394-3110 to make your reservation. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring your sweetheart, friends, family or just yourself. Cost for the event is thirty dollars per person, which includes dinner and the play. Dinner consists of choice of beef or salmon, twice-baked potato, green beans, rolls, salad, dessert and tea.
Dearly Beloved will be performed at OLT for the remaining five performances: February 13 & 14 and 19-21. For further information, call OLT at 243-0186.