Gale Force Laughter
Forecasted for Masquers Theater
February 28 through March15
The forecast for the Columbia Basin may call for donning warm, winter clothing, but gale-forced laughter is definitely on its way at The Masquers Theater in Soap Lake as that madcap master comedian, Joanne Bracht, returns to the director’s chair with another uproarious
production, The Lone Star Love Potion.
“This is another side-splitting farce and promises to keep the audiences in stitches from beginning to the finish. Written by Michael Parker, the plot thickens, twists, and turns in an epically hilarious story that starts out the death of Mr. Stanley, a Texas multi-millionaire and ranch owner. His long-time butler, Jarvis, the maid Melody, along with Stanley’s only living relative, his niece Patrice and her lecherous husband Michael, gather for the reading of the Will by family lawyer, Mr. Oakfield. Oddly enough a young neighbor, Tammy Jo Harper, has also been invited for the reading. As expected, Patrice inherits the estate, but is surprised by a provision that allows Jarvis to live out his life on the ranch, and she cannot sell the ranch without Jarvis’ permission. Jarvis has another surprise for Patrice, and as instructed by his former employer, produces a formula from the safe, along with what appears to be a sample of a love potion, but a love potion with a difference. Made from the bark of a Brazilian walnut tree, instead of affecting the person who drinks it, it affects everyone around them.
Enter Mary Lou Winston, an ornithologist doing research for her masters on woodpecker preservation, seeking shelter from the harsh weather. The love potion is put to the test. It has the potential to be worth billions. Soon everyone is testing it with hilarious results. The audience is first convinced it works, then persuaded it doesn’t. Does it or does it not really work?
The show opens February 28 and runs through March 16.
Friday & Saturday Evenings
February 28, March 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15
March 2, 9 and 16
Opening night February 28 special: All Seats $10
Students & Seniors $13
Students & Seniors $10
Call the box office at (509) 246-2611