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Comedy ‘Don’t Drink The Water’ Wraps Up Putnam County Playhouse’s 50th Season


Michael McClaine, Sandi Rossok, Tammy Hunter and Scott Armitage (left to right) are featured in the Woody Allen comedy, “Don’t Drink the Water,” the final production of the 50th season of Putnam County Playhouse. (Courtesy Photo) Michael McClaine, Sandi Rossok, Tammy Hunter and Scott Armitage (left to right) are featured in the Woody Allen comedy, “Don’t Drink the Water,” the final production of the 50th season of Putnam County Playhouse. (Courtesy Photo) The final production of the 50th season of Putnam County Playhouse is the Woody Allen comedy “Don’t Drink the Water.” It will be presented September 8-10 and September 14-17. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and all tickets are $10. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 765- 653-5880. The box office will open at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 5.

The play is sponsored in part by Rossok & Company Insurance.

Set during the years of the Cold War, the play deals with the hilarious complications faced by a New Jersey couple, Walter and Marion Hollander (Scott Armitage and Tammy Hunter), who are forced to hide in the American embassy of a small eastern European country when they mistaken as spies.

Their daughter Susan (Sarah Bond) is with them, and even though she is engaged to a boy back home, immediately becomes smitten by the son of the ambassador, Axel (TJ Tincher), who has taken charge of the embassy in the absence of his father (Jim Rambo).

Among those employed at the embassy are a couple of assistants (Sandi Rossok and Don Collins) and a chef (Ric McFadden). There is also Father Drobney (Michael Mc- Claine) who has been in asylum there for seven years.

Supporting roles are played by Dustin Bond, Jack Randall Earles, Shelly Mc- Fadden, Jim Green, and Eleanor

Howard.

Others in the cast include Don Wilson, Josie Wood, and Ben Fisher.

The production staff includes Rambo as director, Vickie Parker and Linda Gjesvold as assistant directors, Green is the sound board operator, and Brenda McClaine will operate the lightboard. Gjesvold designed the set, and special technical assistant is Matt McClaine. Hairstyles are by Kathi Asbell, and makeup by Diana Van Middlesworth. Shelly McFadden is stage manager and costume supervisor for the show.

For more information, visit: www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com.

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