Seated: Dave Cunningham
Standing L to R: Carol Reichstetter, Jim Gormly, & Gerry Thom
Ludlow Village Players (LVP) are excited to bring you Paul Slade Smith’s The Outsider directed by Randy Powell. The Outsider premiered in Wisconsin under the title A Real Lulu and has won many theater awards including Best Play of 2015.
Don’t confuse this play with a horror novel or an old movie about teenage boys. This hilarious comedy mines the absurdity of modern politics. This play has been waiting in the wings since March of 2020 when Covid shut everything down. All of us at LVP love this play and you will love it, too.
Performances on two weekends – March 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20. Curtain goes up on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Doors open one-half hour before curtain. Mark your calendars!
Tickets are $17 at brownpapertickets.com and will go on sale at the Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow starting Thursday, February 10. Get your tickets early! Due to Covid protocol, seating is limited. It is probably one of the funniest plays you will ever see.
Ned Newley, played by Dave Cunningham, is a complete unknown with no political instincts and a paralyzing fear of public speaking. He suddenly becomes Governor when scandal removes his predecessor from office. The madcap antics of the characters who surround him will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. In alphabetical order, they are played by Becky Eastgard, Jim Gormly, Jeff Groves, Rilla Hughes, Carol Reichstetter, and Gerry Thom. Director Powell has created a video and live improv prologue to introduce the action with characters portrayed by Susan Abrahamson, Dick Aitkins, Paul Moreau, Jim Noeldner, and Olivia Schmitt.
This is Director Powell’s debut for LVP; however, his talents and creativity are well known to Kitsap Peninsula theaters and other areas nationally. Recent credits include Calendar Girls and The Fantasticks at Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theater. Behind the scenes volunteers support our actors by building and deco- rating sets, gathering props, costuming actors, operating stage lights and sound systems, distributing publicity, and greeting and seating audiences, to name a few of the jobs which need doing. We still need help. Experience welcome but not required. Anyone want to try their hand at stage lighting or sound or backstage help? Our Stage Manager would like to mentor a high school or college student. Contact Val, a2112a|||plvoice|||org|||LVP Info