Ruston Community Theatre will present “Anybody Out There?” with special arrangements from Dramatists Play Service. The play is sponsored by Northwood Medical Center and Dr. Ben Grigsby and will be held March 7-10 at the Dixie Center for the Performing Arts.
The play is written by John Patrick and will be directed by Billy Chandler. Satish Bharadvaj will assist as stage manager and Don Mitchell will be responsible for lighting.
The plot of this two act comedy revolves around a single character, Oliver Pankey, who seems to be a born loser and has several hilarious mishaps including relationship troubles, employment troubles and a run-in with the FBI.
Pictured in the front row, from left to right, Doug Postel (Oliver Pankey), Jane Wallace (Millie Milhaus), Troy Wold (Bill McSwain), Suzy Gardunio (Anita Wrenn), Terry Stepp (officer), Edwin Davis (bank customer), Donald Lazarus (bank customer) and John Lee (Mr. Poopuski).
In the back row, from left to right are Rex Yocum (Doctor Dickey), Dixie Mitchell (Sophie Goggan), Casey Allen (thief), Michael Tanahill (stranger), Dusty Hampton (Herbie Henderson).
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