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Coshocton Footlight Players announce season

| August 26, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Footlight Players have announced the 2014-2015 season, marking 66 seasons of local community theater.

Opening the season is the musical production of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” Directed by Susan Gordon, with musical direction by Jane Crow, this cotton-candy, non-stop pop musical takes the audience to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where audiences meet the Marvelous Wonderettes – four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, and voices to match. The girls share their stories of  a decade of life and love by performing classic 50s and 60s pop songs, including such favorites as, “Mr. Sandman,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Respect,” and more. Show dates for “The Marvelous Wonderettes” are Sept. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27. Curtain time for each performance is 8 p.m.

Next on the season roster, Nathan Mayse directs “Spoon River Anthology Project.” Based on Edgar Lee Masters’ classic “Spoon River Anthology,” this beautifully haunting play is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of the small fictional town of Spoon River, providing us with an illuminating, honest, and gritty glimpse into the past. “Spoon River Anthology Project” can be seen on the Triple Locks stage on Nov. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Curtain time for each performance is 8 p.m.

The spring season kicks off with “The Foursome,” directed by Kathy Reid. In this popular Norm Foster comedy, which takes place entirely on the 18 tees of a golf course, four old friends, home for their college reunion, hook up for a round of golf and delight the audience with the surprises that are revealed as they share their successes and failures. “The Foursome” comes to the Triple Locks Theater on March 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, with curtain time for each performance at 8 p.m.

The final suspense-filled show of the season, “Dial M for Murder,” is directed by Susan Metz. Audiences will be captivated by the schemes and dark undertakings of the principal character as he engages in a variety of sinister plot twists and turns, including marriage for money, murder for hire, and blackmail. “Dial M for Murder” runs May 8-9, 15-16, 22-23. Curtain time for each performance is 8 p.m.

All Coshocton Footlight Players productions are held at the Triple Locks Theater, located in Historic Roscoe Village, at 685 N. Whitewoman St. Tickets for each show are $12 per adult, or $7 per student. Season memberships offer a savings of $8 per season and offer member benefits, including advance ticket sales and annual voting privileges. Season memberships are available for $40 per adult (includes four show tickets) and $25 per student (includes four show tickets). Season memberships can be purchased on-line at www.footlightplayers.com or by completing and mailing an application. For information about season memberships, or to obtain a paper or electronic application, call Sheila Mayse at 502-3047.


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