Southwest Little Theatre schedules performances

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Cast members of the Thursday night melodrama, "The Widow's Plight or Virtue Victorious" at Southewest Little Theatre are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Perry Tallant, Trevor Guillon, Sean Wayntick and Khalib Jordan. In the second row: Jymme Ash, Kathrine Hedden, Brandon Beeson and Levi Moore. Not pictured is Brittney Hackett. Submitted photo

By Melonie Roberts

The Southwest Little Theatre will present an Old Fashioned Melodrama and Olio at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27.

The melodrama has become popular at the Southwest Little Theatre. It has become a modern comedy favorite because of its overly dramatic dialogue and its excessively emotional acting style. The audience will cheer the hero, boo the villain, and throw "tomatoes" at the dastardly villain.

Thursday's melodrama is "The Widow's Plight or Virtue Victorious," and Friday's is "The Fairest Flower of the South."

Olio performers will tickle guests' funny bones with humorous scenes and monologues as well as leading the audience in some pre-show songs of the period.

Thursday night Olio performers for "BOO!" include: Rebekah McKeever, Sydney Leroy, Victoria Williams, Salena Hicks, Skyler Maleki, Kaitlyn Gentry, Valerie McKeever, Ericka Davis, Baylea Ford, Bryan Jiminez, Payton Osburn, Chase Logan, Jonathan Holliday, Chris Albertson and Johnathan Humphries.

Junior High Olio: Christina Brinkman, Gracelyn Gentry, Alexa Hudgins, Wyatt McKeever, Liasha Figueroa, Jared Alverson, Kaitlyn Roberts, Makenzey Reed, Mariah Munday, Rachell Hedden, "Elly" Brown, Tyler Troyer, Caid Harrion, Chance Black, Brooklyn Hamilton and Seth Prince.

Friday night Olio performers for "BOO!" include: Sarah Catron, Brittney Hackett, Hailey Foster, Jazmin Fielding, Brianna Deason, Cheristi Cline, Chase Logan, Samantha Robbins and Orion Lawyer.

Performers in "This Is Your Life" include: Blake Barnes, Lindsey Crawford, Wila Young, Tyler Bernard and Michael Hornback

Junior High Olio: Zoe Albertson, Myka Cook, Deecan Barnes, Kara Jordan, Dakota Saunders, Kaylea Young, Blanche Kirk, Connor Teters, Allison Serrano, Alissa Walker, Faith Terry, Row four: Savannah Cook, Stevie Cline, Madison Decker, Kristen Hendrix and Chrystal Trinh.

A concession stand will feature hot dogs, chips, drinks and candy bars, as well as "tomatoes" to throw at the villain!

Production tickets are $10 per guest and can be reserved by calling 417-826-5361 or r5whest@swr5.k12.mo.us.