Newnan Theatre Company presents THE KITCHEN WITCHES

Newnan Theatre Company presents THE KITCHEN WITCHESNewnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce the opening of their first Black Box Theatre presentation of their 40th Anniversary Season, "The Kitchen Witches" by Caroline Smith. The show opens on September 14th and runs through September 24th.

In the show, Dolly Biddle and Isobel Lomax are two "mature" cable-access cooking show hosts who have hated each other for more than thirty years. Their animosity started when Larry Biddle dated Isobel, but married Dolly after Isobel turned down his proposal. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called "The Kitchen Witches," the insults are flung harder than the food they are working with. Dolly's long-suffering TV producer (and son) Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle. The show, however, becomes a smash hit when fans realize they are watching what might happen if Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer combined forces! "When I read this script, all I could see was those old cable-access shows we used to have back in the late 80's," says director Teri Whitley.

Corey Hendrick plays Dolly's son and producer Stephen. "Stephen is kind of the straight man to the two ladies," says Hendrick, "but he also gets some fantastic one-liners of his own. He's just trying to get the best show he can out of the chaos Dolly and Isobel have stirred up for thirty years. Anyone can tell you, trying to calm a storm like that only produces more damage."

Newnan Theatre Company veterans Andi Laaker and Mary Caroline Moore play Dolly and Isobel, respectively. "One of the best things going for this show is the fact that Andi and Mary Caroline have known and worked with one another for years now," says Whitley.

Moore, who is also the managing director of Newnan Theatre Company, has worked with Whitley and Laaker before. "I've directed Terri and Andi before (in NTC's 'Farndale' shows over the last few years), but I jumped at the chance to be on stage with Andi for the first time. "

Laaker is no stranger to the world of cooking shows, as it turns out. "I auditioned for 'The Next Food Network Star' competition a couple of years ago," she says. "I made it through the first couple of cuts, but in the end, someone else won. I'm pretty sure nobody appreciated my world-famous sauerkraut balls. There's no accounting for taste, I guess."

"The Kitchen Witches" opens September 14th and runs through September 24th. Show times are 8 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays, and the Sunday shows are matinees at 3 pm. Tickets are available now by going to the Newnan Theatre Company website, www.newnantheatre.org , or by calling NTC at 770.683.6282. If you have any questions about the show, please call Newnan Theatre Company for more details, or email NTC's Artistic Director Tony Daniel at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.




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