Hartburn Hotel tours Westbourne
Front Row: Kerry-Lynn Smith as Sheriff Ulysses S. Graft; Megan Graham as Rod; Sadie DeJaegher as Pa Culpepper; Kayla Rosa as Ivory Keyes; Brittany Schlamb as Sahara Hartburn. Back Row: Patty Thomson as Polly Sincere; Teena DeJaegher as Mrs. pottingford-Smythe; Karleigh Lewis as Ma Culpepper; Kelvin Bueckert as Jasper Jones; Kristy Riley as Princess Prettyfoot.
The latest of three community theatre productions is touring the Westbourne region and organizers are hoping audiences will be reeling with laughter.
“It’s called the Hartburn Hotel and it’s a bit of a sequel to the very first one we did called Blame It on The Pony Express,” said Susan Rosa, recreation director for the Glad-West Recreation Commission.
“Sahara Hartburn bails out Ma and Pa Culpepper and turns the hotel into a hotel for women only. So there’s some scandal from there,” she added with a laugh.
For those that have not seen Blame It On the Pony Express, Hartburn picks up with Pony Express characters Ma and Pa Culpepper facing the loss of their Last Chance Inn. They turn to Pony Express character Hartburn to help them out, which she does by paying off their loan, but then turns around and takes over the inn. She converts the hotel to a women-only establishment and implements a ‘”no men allowed upstairs policy.”
The cast of 10 is sure to delight with leads Sadie DeJaegher and Karleigh Lewis playing Pa and Ma Culpepper respectively and Brittany Schlamb as Sahara Hartburn.
The play will hit Plumas Community Hall (May 23), Westbourne-Longburn Community Centre (May 24) and the Gladstone District Community Centre (May 25). Tickets are $10 each or $25 for a family. Doors open at 7 p.m. with curtain call at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at Munro Farm Supplies, Plumas Stop ’n Shop or Plumas ACU, Gladstone Supermarket or Pharmacy or by calling the Town of Gladstone office at 204-385-2332 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds from the events will be split equally between the hosting theatre and the recreation commission.