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Fall Lineup – Ouachita Little Theater

Submitted by Julie Ulmer/Ouachita Little Theater

In October, Ouachita Little Theatre is offering live production events performed by the Lyric Players plus the regular Wednesday Night at the Lyric movie party.  For all events, CDC guidelines will be in place, so patrons are asked to wear their masks during performances and observe the social distancing guidelines laid out in the theater.  OLT concession stand will remain open and available to patrons.

GHOSTBUSTERS– As always, the admission is free for the Wednesday movie night showing of “Ghostbusters” starring Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and other stars of the screen.  Make plans to attend this hilarious classic at 6:30 PM on October 14.

RADIOLAND – The Lyric Players reader theatre style performance of “Radioland” will be October 22, 23, and 24th.  Featuring five short vignettes which will merge into one full length show, the skits include a Lum and Abner show, “Lum Fakes a Broken Leg”, “The Romance of Helen Trent”, “Buck Rogers”, Abbott and Costello’s famous baseball comedy sketch, “Who’s on First”, and a special Halloween show from Baby Snooks and Daddy.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM and Sunday is at 2:30 PM.  Scotty Jenkins is directing the show with a cast of experienced OLT actors and actresses.

VELOCITY OF AUTUMN – Lyric Players Denni Longoria and Tim Hesse will be performing this engaging play about the complicated relationship between a feisty aging woman and her grandson.  There will be two performances at difference venues.  On Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 PM, the show will be held at Mena Mountain Resort.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own “brown bag” food to consume, but snacks and soft drinks will be available.  The same show will be repeated on the OLT stage on Sunday, November 8th at 2:30 PM.

LOVE MAKES A HOME – This original play by local playwrite Kiesa Kay will be performed November 20-22 on the OLT stage.  Starring Ann Glenn and special musical talents, the play is based on the life of Rebecca Boone, the wife of frontiersman, Daniel Boone.  Watch this publication for more details in the coming weeks.

Tickets for live performance shows will be $10 admission for all, and OLT season tickets may be used.

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