Adult par­ody play

Ac­tors guild re­turns to Ma­jes­tic for lat­est show

The Republican Herald - This Weekend - - FRONT PAGE - BY DANIEL P. PROSICK COPY ED­I­TOR

Jinkies! A 1970s Satur­day morn­ing car­toon will be reprised in far­ci­cal form by a lo­cal the­ater group, who will be re­turn­ing to a fa­mil­iar stage next week­end. The Ac­tors Guild of Schuylkill County will present “Spooky Dog and the Teen-age Gang Mys­ter­ies” at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29; and 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Ma­jes­tic The­ater, 209 N. Cen­tre St., Pottsville. Tick­ets are $15 and are avail­able at the door or at the guild’s web­site at www.agosc. org, ac­cord­ing to Di­rec­tor Jes­sica Miller, who is in charge along with Tori Cor­rell. Doors will open 30 min­utes prior to the show, she said, adding that due to the show’s lan­guage, only peo­ple 18 and older may en­ter. The show, based around Scooby Doo and that group of med­dling kids, was writ­ten by Eric Pliner, with a spe­cial ar­range­ment pro­duced by Sa­muel French, Miller said. It “is a show filled with adult hu­mor so we are an­nounc­ing no one un­der 18 should at­tend. There is some pretty risqué lan­guage and in­nu­en­dos that are just in­ap­pro­pri­ate

“The ac­tors guild per­formed ex­clu­sively at the Ma­jes­tic The­ater un­til the end of 2015 and we are so happy to be back...” Jes­sica Miller di­rec­tor

for chil­dren. … It is a funny, light­hearted show and just a great adult night out.” The par­o­dic play marks the re­turn of AGOSC to the Ma­jes­tic, where they had per­formed un­til just a few years ago. “The ac­tors guild per­formed ex­clu­sively at the Ma­jes­tic The­ater un­til the end of 2015 and we are so happy to be back. There is of course an ad­just­ment, but we are go­ing to be much hap­pier and bring the same qual­ity the­ater,” Miller said. Bring­ing that qual­ity the­ater back will be a groovy cast, in­clud­ing Nate Heater as Ted; Kayla Kas­mari as Tiffany; Tori Cor­rell as Thelma; Matt Poirier as Scrag­gly; James Brown as Spooky Dog; Mor­gan Ris­miller as Mrs. Wood­haven/ For­tu­ana and An­thony Kur­dilla as Mr. Wood­haven/Phan­tom. “I hope adults will re­late to an over-par­o­died ver­sion of these char­ac­ters and the hu­mor this show has to bring. PLUS there is some au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion so we hope crowds will en­joy that,” Miller said. Next up for AGOSC is its last show of the year, “A Christ­mas Story,” di­rected by Dan Smith Mansell, Dec. 6, 7 and 8. For more in­for­ma­tion about “Spooky Dog” or AGOSC, visit its web­site at www. agosc.org.

JES­SICA MILLER / SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the cast of the Ac­tors Guild of Schuylkill County’s pro­duc­tion of “Spooky Dog and the Teen-age Gang Mys­ter­ies,” in­clude, from left, Matt Poirier, James Brown, Mor­gan Ris­miller and An­thony Kur­dilla. The show will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29; and 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Ma­jes­tic The­ater, 209 N. Cen­tre St., Pottsville.

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