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Final Performances for Dearly Beloved This Weekend

BY JUDY THOMPSON –

The Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy, Dearly Beloved, opened this past weekend to laugh-filled audiences.  Final performances will be Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM and the Sunday matinee, February 21, at 2:30 PM.  Admission is only $8.00 with seniors 60 and over and students paying $5.00.  The admission costs for most OLT performances have been kept this low so that it will be very affordable entertainment for the community.

Judy Thompson, director, notes that the cast of eleven have worked diligently for many weeks to present this play.  The cast consists of Judy Weir (Patsy); 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); and Deborah Tennison (Frankie).  Katie O’Rear is serving as stage manager and Marilyn Brown is assistant director.  Thompson notes that this is a great opportunity to get a group of friends together for a fun-filled evening.

In addition, auditions for the upcoming musical, Oliver, will be this week:  Wednesday, February 17, 4:30 – 7:00 PM; Thursday, February 18, 6:00 – 9:00 PM; Friday, February 19, 4:30 – 7:30 PM; Saturday, February 20, 9:00 AM – noon.  All auditions will be at RMCC, with Wednesday through Friday being in the lecture hall and Saturday at the TV studio.  Go to www.ouachitalittletheatre.org for complete information or call 243-0186.

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