Here’s a hilarious melodrama spoof whose oddball characters seemingly ad lib their way through the show. Lovely, innocent Constance Purdy is about to lose her home to that low-down, lying, two-faced, double dealing, back stabbing Wiley Schlink. Will hero Monroe Mannerly ride to the rescue? Will the long-lost prospector every find his daughter? And who keep bringing in all those bowls of chili? These questions are all but ignored in this riotous send up of those “Cheers and Boo’s Operas” of the past. – Pat Cook, Houston Playwright
The Washington Dramalites is possibly the oldest community theater group in Connecticut, with evidence of a production under that name in the 1870s. Sadly, for quite some time, the Washington Dramalites’ presence had faded in the region and local communities. This was until a recent opportunity arose to stage an old timey western ‘mellerdrama’ in an ideal and unique location, with this the Washington Dramalites were revived!
The theater will be set up cabaret style, with small tables that seat 4 towards the front of the stage, and with stadium/row seating towards the back of the theater. You may purchase a full table, an individual seat at a table, or a stadium seat. Go to the link below for a map of the seating.
The theater will open at 7pm for pre-show dining, BYOD and possibly B! Think: Picnic Cabaret.
Thursday, August 10, 8 – 10 pm
Friday, August 11, 8 – 10 pm
Saturday, August 12, 8 – 10 pm
Thursday, August 17, 8 – 10 pm
Friday, August 18, 8 – 10 pm
Saturday, August 19, 8 – 10 pm
Tickets: $20 – $80
661 Washington Road