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Fayro, Tx Comes to Mena at OLT

BY JUDY THOMPSON –

The Ouachita Little Theatre is changing into Fayro, Texas, hometown of the lovable, but dysfunctional Futrelle family.  The Futrelle sisters (Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye) are throwing a wedding.  Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo’s antebellum-inspired wedding and the rumor mill in Fayro is working overtime.  No surprises there, the Futrelle sisters have never been strangers to gossip.  But Twink’s desperate attempts to get her long-time boyfriend down the aisle, Frankie’s ongoing conversation with her dead mother and Honey Raye’s tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years.  Throw in a cantankerous wedding coordinator, a snooty mother of the groom-to-be, and a money-happy psychic and things get even crazier in Fayro.

This cast of delightful personalities may be seen in the upcoming Dearly Beloved to be presented by OLT February 12-14 and 19-21.  Opening night, February 12, will be a dinner theatre event at Mena Mountain Resort.  Make a Valentine’s treat out of it or just grab all your friends and enjoy a delicious dinner along with this fun play.  Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling 394-3110.  Cost is $30 per person and includes dinner and the play.  Remaining performances will be at the theatre.  February 13, 19 and 20 performances begin at 7:30 and February 14 and 21 are matinees beginning at 2:30.  Tickets go on sale 45 minutes before the play begins.

Dearly Beloved is another well-known production by playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  Director Judy Thompson says that the two other Jones, Hope and Wooten plays presented by OLT in the past have been very well received and thoroughly enjoyed by the audiences.  She invites everyone to make plans to attend and enjoy Dearly Beloved.

For further information, call OLT at 243-0186.

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