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Dearly Beloved Opens at Mena Mountain Resort

BY JODY THOMPSON –

Are you ready for a date night, a Valentine’s special treat, or a fun night out with friends?  Mena Mountain Resort and the Ouachita Little Theatre have joined together to make any of the above a reality on this Friday, February 12.  OLT will present Dearly Beloved, a Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy at the resort, with dinner beginning at 6:30 and the play following at 7:30.  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 394-3110.  Cost is $30 per person.

The play opens at OLT the following evening, February 13, at 7:30 with matinee on Sunday, February 14, at 2:30.  It will be repeated the following weekend at OLT.

Judy Thompson, director, encourages everyone to come out and see their neighbors and friends performing.  The cast consists of Lamar Austin (Dub); Elijah Barnes (John Curtis); Janelle Barnes (Twink); Marilyn Brown (Madam Nelda); Mark Castillo (Wiley); Tara Cornelius (Tina/Gina); Ann Glenn (Geneva);  Chris Kuskie (Justin); Denni Longoria (Honey Raye); Deborah Tennison (Frankie) and Judy Weir (Patsy).  Katie O’Rear is serving as stage manager and Marilyn Brown is assistant director.

For further information, call OLT at 243-0186.

Photo:  Law Officer John Curtis (Elijah Barnes) relates news that (l-r) mother of the groom Patsy (Judy Weir), minister/UPS driver Justin (Chris Kuskie), wedding planner/florist Geneva (Ann Glenn), father of the bride Dub (Lamar Austin) and mother of the bride Frankie (Deborah Tennison) are not too happy to hear at rehearsal of Dearly Beloved.

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