2014-09-09 / Front Page

53rd Season Of Putnam County Playhouse Ends With Comedy

Cast members shown here include Caroline Good as Lorraine, Jim Rambo as Whiteside, and Noelle Brown as Maggie. (Courtesy Photo) Cast members shown here include Caroline Good as Lorraine, Jim Rambo as Whiteside, and Noelle Brown as Maggie. (Courtesy Photo) The 53rd season of Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) will end with a production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. The comedy will be presented September 11-13 and September 17-20. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and all tickets are $10. Reservations can be made by calling the Hazel Day Longden Theatre box office at 765-653-5880. Box office hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The box office opened Monday, September 8.

The production is being sponsored by Almost Home Restaurant in Greencastle.

Ric McFadden is the director. He is being assisted by Sandi Rossok. Working on the technical side are Linda Gjesvold, set designer and Dustin Bond, lighting designer. Production stage manager is Madison King. Cecily Girton is running the light board. Meghan Armitage is working on the stage crew. Craig Armitage is the sound technician.

Sheridan Whiteside, a popular radio commentator and critic, is stranded in an Ohio home after he falls on the front steps. He creates chaos by taking over the home and inviting all of his famous friends to visit. The part of Whiteside is played by Jim Rambo who has appeared in many PCPH productions. He directed recent productions of “Don’t Drink the Water” and “Harvey.” His performing credits includes roles in “On Borrowed Time,” “The Curious Savage,” and “Pippin.”

Ernest and Daisy Stanley, owners of the besieged home will be played by David Buttram and Katie Wallace. Both have appeared many times on stage. Buttram was the lead in “Death By Choco- late” and “Wallace” has appeared in such shows as “I Remember Mama” and “Gypsy.” Lucas Eckrich and Chloe Maginity play the children of the household. Harriet Stanley, a lady with a secret, is played by Shelly McFadden who is also the costumer for the production.

Noelle Brown is making her PCPH debut in the role of Maggie Cutler, Whiteside’s secretary, who finds herself in a romantic triangle with a local newspaperman, Bert Jefferson, played by David Neeley, and a famous stage star Lorraine Sheldon, played by Caroline Good.

The household servants are played by Dianna Baysinger and Michael McClaine. The local doctor is played by Jim Green. The long suffering nurse, Miss Preen, is played by Kathy Helms Arnold. Interested neighbors include Annie Weltz and Rossok.

Whiteside’s visiting acquaintances include Professor Metz, played by Bob Jefferson making his PCPH debut; Beverly Carlton, a famous actor, played by TJ Tincher; and Banjo, a Hollywood comedian, played by Jack Randall Earles.

Also in the cast are Dylan Bodnarick, Scott Armitage, Brad Williamson, and Gordon Arnold playing a variety of roles. There is also a brief appearance by a children’s choir played by Mychaela Clar, Mia Rios, Mia Warmoth, Alice Howard, Bailey Williams, and Makayla Rogers.

For more information, visit www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com.

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