Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"Suitehearts" opens March 9th



Kelli McMellon, Rodney Dahl, Mallary Josi, Jeremy Gilhousen, and Mike Critelli in "Suitehearts"
We are excited to announce the cast of the upcoming comedy “Suitehearts”, written by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, the creative team behind many hit plays and TV sitcoms. Directed by Chris Chiola and produced by Diane Cross, this production also serves as a fundraiser for the Tillamook Animal Shelter and United Paws of Tillamook. $1.00 from every ticket will be split and donated to these organizations that benefit the safety and welfare of animals in Tillamook County. There will be other opportunities to donate to these organizations, as well as information on their mission, in the lobby of the Barn Community Playhouse during the run of the show.

The cast of “Suitehearts” includes TAPA veterans Kelli McMellon and Jeremy Gilhousen. Mallary Josi and Rod Dahl return to the stage after appearing together in TAPA’s fall comedy, “Money Matters”. And making his stage debut is Mike Critelli. 

The show starts with newlyweds Timothy (Gilhousen) and Elizabeth Taylor (Josi) being taken
to their New York hotel’s honeymoon suite by the doorman, Herman (Critelli). Herman informs the nervous groom that it appears the room has been double booked and takes Timothy down to the lobby to work out the problem. Elizabeth goes into the bedroom to change and comes out ready for her honeymoon night only to find Frankie (Dahl) and Wanda Bellamy (McMellon), an older newlywed couple from New Jersey, standing there staring at her and wondering if she comes with the room!

Over the course of the play the two couples vie for who gets to keep the room, who gets the bed and who gets the cots, while Herman gets rich off the unsuspecting shenanigans. Wanda, Elizabeth, Frankie and Timothy wind up do some soul searching as they end up with the wrong newlywed during the course of the night and next day.

This witty production opens March 9th with a Gala celebration and runs through March 25th. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7:00 pm with Sunday matinees starting at 2:00 pm on March 18th and 25th. Come see the show and help support the Tillamook Animal Shelter and United Paws!  Tickets are $15/person and available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940. For more information, email info@tillamooktheater.com or find us on Facebook. 

TAPA's Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, adjacent to Les Schwab Tires.

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