The Boyertown Area Times
Fleetwood Community Theatre presents sequel of ‘Drinking Habits’
The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing return for Fleetwood Community Theatre’s performance of “Drinking Habits 2: Caught In The Act.” This time their mission is to save an orphanage being forced to close after a crooked accountant ran off with all the orphanage’s money.
Two performances only will be presented at the Evergreen German Club in Fleetwood at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 and April 1.
Fleetwood Community Theatre performed Drinking Habits in August of 2020, and introduced audiences to Sister Augusta and Sister Philamina — the nuns of the convent who make wine in secret and managed to win a $50,000 prize for their efforts. Reporters, Sally and Paul, were there to uncover the convent as the winners, little did they know they would uncover Paul’s long-lost family, too.
Fast forward eight months later to the story behind “Drinking Habits 2:Caught in The Act.”
Sally has returned to the convent (in secret), after jilting Paul at the altar for a second time, to tell
Kate (Paul’s sister), that the orphanage the two grew up in is being forced to close. The orphanage lacks $5,000 in back rent. The prize money from the wine is gone — sent to Rome months ago — but the whole convent including Paul and Father Chenille are determined to raise the money.
How? They are putting on a play written by Mother Superior when she was 14. However, an appearance by the “Blessed Mother” puts a major monkey wrench into the whole plan. Will the nuns be able to save the day, again? Or will more than 100 orphans be out in the cold when the orphanage is forced to close?
“Drinking Habits 2: Caught In The Act” is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
The cast includes Traci Gehringer as Sister Augusta, Katie DeCario as Sister Philamina, Darice Hoffmann as Mother Superior, Randy Miller as Paul Billings, Jim Hoffmann as Father Chenille, Stephanie Appel as Kate, Evan Watkins as George, and Tara Sands as Sally Andrews. The show is directed by Cathy Leibensperger.
This production takes place at the outdoor pavilion at Evergreen German Club, 415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood (Ruscombmanor Township). Venue opens at 6 p.m. each night with optional food and bar items, as well as raffle prizes available before the show and at intermission. Heaters will be running if needed, but patrons are recommended to dress for the weather. Blankets are also suggested.
Admission is on sale online at https://fleetwoodcommunitytheatre. com/tickets. Adult tickets for ages 19 and older are $18; students ages 5 to 18 are $15, and children age 4 and younger are $1 online
plus fees. At the door, add $2 per ticket.
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization of theatre lovers, this production is part of Fleetwood Community Theatre’s 35th season. Committed to the education and development of their membership within the theatre arts, the organization offers opportunities to all ages both on stage and behind the scenes. As an outlet of quality musical, dramatic and ensemble productions, it encourages and supports local youth to pursue performing arts opportunities through school, church, collegiate or other local productions.