Pec Playhouse opens ‘Waste MISManagement’ Feb. 10

Staff Report

PECATONICA, Ill. — Pec Playhouse Theatre in Pecatonica, Ill., will present a new American play written by local playwright and retired Circuit Judge Dan Doyle and directed by Jamie Button.

Waste MISManagement is a gritty comedy that isn’t afraid to get down and dirty. A wacky widow is accused of planting her stockbroker husband nose down in the local landfill. Maybe she did it, maybe not, but it surely didn’t help her defense that she’d happily pumped a few shots into hubby’s prized sports car before pushing it into the river. This was payback for his harsh words about her extracurricular love life, she said.

Her attorney, J.B. Hornsby, hungry but not your model of litigational competence, tries come to her defense. After gleaning a lead from hypnotizing his client, Hornsby dodges bullets in his attempt to pin the murder on a ruthless mob loan shark and hit man. He gets tangled up with a wildly eccentric psychic, who mysteriously employs her supernatural powers to bring about an astonishing conclusion that only a glue-sniffing psychotic at the height of his most deranged hallucinations could have envisioned.

Waste MISManagement will be performed from Feb. 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and are available by calling Pec Playhouse Theatre at (815) 239-1210 or visiting the website and orderine online at Pec Playhouse Theatre is at 314 Main St., Pecatonica, Ill.

From the Feb. 8-14, 2012, issue

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