Adult parody play
Actors guild returns to Majestic for latest show
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.
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.