The Racine Theatre Guild is performing, 'King O' the Moon' on weekends through Nov. 11. Here's the summary:
Remember the Pazinski family from Over the Tavern, where the young boy, Rudy, questioned his Catholic faith and one nun in particular? Even if you missed it, and regardless of your ethnic and religious roots, you’re sure to enjoy this visit 10 years later. Believe it or not, Rudy’s in seminary. As Apollo 11 lands on the moon in 1969, the Pazinskis gather in fond memory of their cantankerous dad. Despite secrets, problems and differences, they stick together and share lots of laughs.
This is a laugh-out-loud comedy that manages to tug at the heartstrings and dig into the issues of the tumultuous ’60s. It was directed by Norm McPhee, former managing and artistic director of the Racine Theatre Guild for 32 years. The cast includes Scot Johnson, Matt Specht, Jamie Johnson, Denise Denault, Chris Heilgeist, Joe Mooney, and Douglas Kramer. Cindy David is production stage manager. Steve Krempasky designed the set.
Contact the Theatre Guild at (262) 633-4218 for tickets.
And, opening this weekend...
Over Our Head Players is performing "The Dead Guy," a reality TV satire by Erik Coble. The play runs four weekends October 26 to November 17 at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Downtown Racine. Reservations are available through the box office, (262)632-6802. Tickets are $11 - $14.
With her career on the line, Reality TV Producer Gina convinces the Ultimate Loser, Eldon, he has nothing left to lose. She offers him one million dollars to spend over seven days. For one week he can live in the lap of luxury: have whatever he wants, do whatever he wants, go wherever he wants. A camera crew will follow his every move and broadcast his adventures on national television each night. At the end of the week, however, he will die on live TV, and the viewing audience gets to vote on how he dies!
The The Dead Guy ensemble features Ken Brown, Jamie Cain, Christopher Elst, Jackie Green, Nicholas Hoyt, Jaclyn Jankowski, Ryan H. Nelson, and Connie Rogers.
OOHPS Technical Director Joseph Piirto directs The Dead Guy, and Emily Breiwick is Production Manager. Gary Alvarado of AVA Media Services provided video assistance. The staff includes Shelly Becker, Vernon “Chip” Wienke III, Michael Becker, Sea Daniel, Paula Stack, Donna Nielsen, Terry Christensen, Christopher Larson, Ron Schulz, Jerry Horton, Tom Spraker, Collin Garner, Chad Heinzelman, JoAnn Rogers, and Kathy Honigmann.
Show times are Fridays are at 8:00; Saturdays are at 5:30 and 8:00; Sundays are at 2:30.