Four one-act satirical plays written by Anton Chekhov will be the fall production at Ouachita Little Theatre. Directed by John Puddington, the plays include “The Harmful Effects of Tobacco”, “The Anniversary,” “The Proposal,” and “The Bear.” Michael Cate has joined the cast replacing Ron Webb who became unavailable to participate. All four short comedies will be presented in each performance on the dates of October 11,12,13 and 18,19,20. Rehearsals are underway, and advanced tickets are now on sale at the OLT office. Your season ticket will cover this event.
In conjunction with the Ouachita Arts Celebration, The Remnants of Rock, will perform a show on the OLT stage on Saturday, November 2, bringing the best music from the golden era of Rock, 1959-1969. The band played on college campuses all over Arkansas and the Mid-West, including the Mena High School Junior-Senior Prom in the spring of 1971. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 9, at the OLT office (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be available at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce Depot Office, First Financial Bank, and Union Bank. All tickets are $20; this concert is independent of your season ticket.
Auditions for the JOLT Christmas play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” directed by Alexa Night will be held October 14-15 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the theater. The performances will be December 6,7,8, and 13,14,15. This funny and popular show will feature parts for many youngsters interested in theater.
More details will follow in the weeks to come. Mark your calendars; and don’t forget the monthly Wednesday Night at the Lyric at 6:30 PM with free admissions to classic film presentations. On September 11, OLT will show “Goldfinger” starring Sean Connery as a young James Bond. October 9 will feature the annual Halloween themed movie, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Come “play” with us!!!