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BUBBA'S REVENGE Runs 8/18-30 at Mountain Playhouse

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For country music lovers who like to laugh, Bubba's Revenge promises all you could ask for an afternoon matinee or night out at the theater. The final sequel to the smash hit The Honky Tonk Angels runs August 18-30 at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown. Bubba's Revenge unfolds when a famous country singer, Darlene Purvis, dies in an on-stage accident with a disco ball. Her friends and former co-singers hold a spooky country-western style Halloween night séance - and of course a foot-stompin' gospel jubilee - in the bar where Darlene got her start. Laughs follow laughs when it turns out Darlene's ghost does in fact haunt the bar. What could be wrong with musical comedy which includes the song "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly?"

The show is written by Ted Swindley who also wrote Always . . . Patsy Cline and Honky Tonk Angels. Directed by Chan Harris the cast is headed by Mary Ehlinger (Angela) who starred in Honky Tonk Angels when it was first presented during the Mountain Playhouse 2004 season. Other cast members who have been members of this season's resident summer stock company include Frederic Heringes (Bubba) Matthew Steffens (Cornell) Juliet Brooks (Darlene) Eric Deiboldt (Jimmy Timmy) and Ashley Puckett Gonzales (Sue Ellen).

Terry Osman (Musical Director and Keyboard) Mark Weakland (Percussion) Nathan Santos (Bass) Beth Pile (Fiddle/Violin) Joe Golden (Guitar) and Bob "Crafty" Crafton (Pedal Steel Guitar) will provide the musical accompaniment.

Opening Night

The August 18 opening night performance will be followed by a reception at Green Gables Restaurant, which all audience members are invited to attend to visit with the cast and crew.

Play reading on Sunday August 23

A professional reading of the winning play in the 2009 International Comedy Play Writing Contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 in the theater. North Dakota resident, David Lassig won the award for his comedy, Who Maid Who? Admission is free, but reservations are recommended by calling 814- 629- 9201, option 1 or reserving online at www.MountainPlayhouse.org.

2009 Fall Season

Following Bubba's Revenge (August 18-30), the Mountain Playhouse enters the fall season with The Glass Menagerie (September 15-27) and Late Nite Catechism 2 (September 30-October 11).

The Mountain Playhouse, which opened in 1939, is Pennsylvania's oldest professional summer theater. Annually, the Playhouse sponsors the International Comedy Play Writing contest that helps encourage and develop new comedy for theater. The Mountain Playhouse is located next door to Green Gables Restaurant in Jennerstown on Route 985, one-half mile north of the historic Lincoln Highway (Route 30). For information call 814-629-9201 or visit the website at www.MountainPlayhouse.org.

 


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