Laugh away the day at new SKITS play ‘Chickenheart’

Come for the laughs, stay for the action, the romance, and alien abduction, and… nuns?

A combination like no other will take the stage in Shell Knob April 19-21 with Shell Knob in the Spotlight (SKITS) putting on “Chickenheart.”

The production’s wacky cast of characters, including (but not limited to) six of the craziest nuns anyone has ever met; a terribly timid tailor; and a half-man, half-frog, half-nun — or is that too many halves? Regardless, there is a 150% chance of surprises, laughs and good times all around.

“Chickenheart” follows the flight of the ravishingly lovely Lady Emma Chalfont as she flees the fiendish advances of the terribly evil Sir Cutbert Cleaver. Chased from her home to avoid a marriage to a man she does not love, Lady Emma finds herself embroiled in the plots and plans of the Little Sisters of St. Meade.

Will their plans to save the abbey cost Lady Emma her freedom? Will Sir Cleaver learn her whereabouts and force her into a life she does not wish for? Will the aliens that abducted Mother Margereta last Friday please return her to normal?

It seems that Lady Emma’s fate is held in the extremely unskilled hands of the worst tailor in the kingdom, possibly the world. Despite his sartorial shortcomings and sharptongued sister, Norman is determined to show everyone that the measure of a man is not equal to the length of his sleeves.

Come see how it unfolds April 19 and 20 at 6:30 p.m., and April 21 for the 2 p.m. matinee, with all shows at Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.

Tickets are available at for $12 or $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.