Northwest Theatre Coalition kicks off season with ‘Three for the Price of One’

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The Northwest Illinois Theatre Coalition presents three times the laughs in this year’s opening evening of entertainment, Three for the Price of One.

Starting in Orangeville, Ill., the Mighty Richland Players is presenting The Committee Meeting, Let’s Go Already and Honey Crisp and her Bushel of Friends.

Let’s Go Already centers on the bantering between Harry and Edith, who have been married for 40 years. They are attempting to get ready to celebrate this big event. The harried … er … happily married couple is played by Peter Woodruff and Diane Tepper and is directed by Sandra Janicke.

The Committee, directed by Sue Wichman, is about a church women’s committee that spends lots of time together, yet gets little done. Sound familiar? The committee members are Dawn Degenhandt (Amy), Mary Jo Frederick (Ruth), Deb Ketzel (Doris), Sandy Janicke (Mary) and Barb Clemmons (committee chairman Sue).

Honey Crisp and her Bushel of Friends entertain with singing and great stories that will make you laugh. Sandy Sweitzer (Honey Crisp) is on lead guitar, Kenny Sweitzer (Mr. Winesap) is on banjolin and Denny Hancock (the witty Jonathon Cider) is on stump fiddle. Sue Wichman (Granny Smith) makes a special appearance to round out the night of hillbilly fun!

This is the first show of the 2013 season by the Northwest Illinois Theatre Coalition, which includes Mighty Richland Players Theatre of Orangeville, Back Street Players of Hanover, and Plum River Playhouse of Stockton. Three for the Price of One will open in Orangeville, at 203 W. High St., April 12-14. The show travels to Hanover, at 111 Monroe, April 18-19. And then, the show ends its run with the Plum River Playhouse, at Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton, April 20-21.

For tickets to the Mighty Richland Players’ production, call The Monroe Arts Center at (608) 325-5700. Tickets for Back Street Players can be purchased by calling (815) 244-1014. Plum River Playhouse tickets are on sale at Stockton Banking Center in Stockton by calling (815) 947-2000.

Posted April 10, 2013

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