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RCP's  Fall Production is "Getting Sara Married"


"I honestly didn't know that I wanted to act until I saw the River City Players audition sign.  I know that my daughter has acted in many productions so far in high school and that I had finished my Master's degree so I had a LITTLE bit of spare time in my life to do something like this.  It is such a small cast that it makes it easy to get used to everyone. Being the only first time actor, they have been very welcoming and extremely helpful in how to actually act and how to remember all of my lines!" said Shawn Frank.

Frank leads the cast of the River City Players fall comedy, "GETTING SARA MARRIED" by Sam Bobrick. The play will  be held the weekends of November 3-4, and November 10-11, 2017. The production will be held at the VFW located at 3109 Franklin Ave. in Lexington, Missouri 64067.  

"My character is Brandon Cates, a bachelor living in New York City.  He thinks that he knows what he wants with his life until our play occurs.  My favorite scenes are where Brandon and his fiancée Heather have phone conversations.  I may or may not have had phone conversations in my life that are like theirs!" said Frank.

The story is about a woman who is too busy for love so her aunt takes it upon herself to help her.  Frank plays the man who her aunt "sets her up with."  It is a comedy where one character has no clue what is actually going on, which is the crux of the humor.
"This a play about real life in this modern age; how we interact with one another and how we live our lives and still find time for love.  That, and it is hilarious!  I can't wait to hear the audience's reaction to all of the humor. I fully expect every single staff member in the Lafayette County C-1 School District to come on out to the show.  If anything, it'll give you ammunition the next time you need to get even with me!" joked Frank.  

In real life, Shawn and his wife Caryl reside in Higginsville, Missouri.  They have four children: Kylee (15), Aidan (13), Conor (13), and Lennon (6) and are hosting an Exchange Student,  Margherita. Frank is a 5th Grade Teacher in the Lafayette County C-1 School District.
The cast also includes: Ron Ruisinger, Jr. as Noogie Malloy; Robyn Bunting as Sara Hastings; Cindy Sause as Heather Boyd;  Sheila Lee as Aunt Martha ; and Pete Berney as the Chiropractor. The crew consists of Jan Henrikson , Stage Manager; Sharon Propst, Director; Jeff Propst, Technical Director and Misti McKenzie, Understudy and House Manager.

Dinner theatre will be held all nights of the production, NOVEMBER 3-4, and NOVEMBER 10-11, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with curtain time for the show at 7:45 p.m. Dinner is catered by NADLER'S OF WELLINGTON, Inc. Tickets are $22/person (11-adult) and $15/child (0-10 years) for dinner theatre and $10/adult and $6/children for show only. Tickets will go on sale on October 4th, 2017. Tickets will be on sale at the following Lexington locations: NASB BANK; BANK MIDWEST; and the LEXINGTON CHAMBER of COMMERCE. NASB in Odessa, MO and THE RED SHANTY in Higginsville, MO. You may also purchase tickets from any cast member.

For more information, please contact RCP Board Member: Sharon Propst (816) 877-7114.

Since 1982, River City Players has become a cornerstone of the cultural community in Lexington, Missouri. RCP is a community theatre ensemble and operates as a not-for-profit group. RCP traditionally presents three shows a year: a Spring Comedy, a Fall Drama or Mystery and a free Children's Christmas Play.

Celebrating their 35th season in 2017, RCP invites you to become a performing member or financial supporter by friending us on FACEBOOK or by writing us at PO Box 145, Lexington, MO 64067.


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