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Eb Scrooge:  A Southern Fried Carol Opens Friday


Eb Scrooge:  A Southern Fried Carol opens this Friday, December 2nd, at the Ouachita Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  This family friendly Christmas show is directed by Ladonna Van Wolf and assisted by Linda Johnson, who is also the choreographer.  The production will play for two weekends, December 2nd through 4th and December 9th through 11th. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the exception of Saturday, December 3rd, which is the night of the Mena Christmas parade.  The show will not start until after the festivities at Janssen Park.  “Why not complete your evening of celebration by joining the cast of Eb Scrooge at the OLT,” said OLT President, Rudi Timmerman. “The show is a little over an hour long so you will still get home in plenty of time.”

“The cast consist of 28 of Mena’s most accomplished actors, ranging from the very young to the very old…….mmm take that back…. to the more experienced.” Timmerman laughed.  Familiar faces like Scotty Jenkins, Will Hose, Amanda Baker, Michael Cate, and many more will keep you laughing all the way home while at the same time being reminded of the morals so effectively presented through Dickens’ story on which this is based.

Ouachita Little Theatre presents shows year round.  Their next season will include, Southern Hospitality, the musical Mary Poppins, and Hamlet. Season tickets for all shows are available at a discount over regular ticket prices by contacting Will Hose, our membership chairman, through or Facebook at Ouachita Little Theatre.

Southern Hospitality, directed by Scotty Jenkins, will be presented February 10th – 19th.  This makes it necessary for auditions to be held soon.  December 5th and 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 have been selected for the audition dates. The show calls for eight women and five men.  One man and one woman need to be in their 20’s, the rest can be from 30 to 70+.  OLT members encourage others to “Come play with us.”


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