POS presents new play on Friday

Published 1:42 pm Monday, September 24, 2007

Picayune On Stage will present “The Oldest Living Graduate” by Preston Jones. Performances will be for three weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. beginning with the premiere performance on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. in the theater at 322 W. Canal St. in Picayune.
The reservation number is 601-749-5551. Leave a message on the machine and your reservation will be recorded. You will be called back only if there is a conflict. Prices are $10 for adults, ($7 senior adults), and $5 for children.
“This is an adult show,” said Gladys Hughes, the director. “It has been most enjoyable working with such experienced actors.”
The play’s locale is in Bradleyville, Texas, where Colonel Kinkaid, played by Martin Booda, a crusty World War I veteran, now confined to a wheelchair, regales anyone who will listen, with tales of “Black Jack” Pershing and his experiences in France. His son, Floyd, played by Lane Reynolds, is a wheeler-dealer and wants his father to give him some land so he can use it for commercial purposes. The land has sentimental value to the Colonel. The son’s partner in the business plan is Clarence Sickenger, played by Pat Rutherford. Floyd’s wife, Maureen is played by Tara Poolson. Clarence’s wife, Martha Ann is played by Kourtney Scheel. The hired hand on the ranch is Mike, played by Nick Chatelin. The cast also includes Jon Paul Brown playing Major Ketcchum; the role of Cadet Whopper Turnbull is shared by Austin Williams and Josh Chatelain; and Marie Bolton plays the part of the nurse Claudine Hampton.
Crewmen are Donna Aguilard and Shannon Catoire.

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