The Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council is working on its next production called "The Pageant at Barrington Hills," to be performed on Nov. 22, 23 and 24.

"You can't miss this one, it is going to be a really funny play. In addition it has a great message at the end," said Brownie Bennett, executive director for the Franklin-Simpson Community Arts Council.

Stephen Tedeschi and Trey Duke wrote the comedy with direction by Tedeschi. The story is about Ella Barrington, a wealthy widow who owns just about everything in Barrington Hill, who feels she has the right to continually make changes to the small community theatre's Christmas production.

"I have actually gotten tickled at the cast because they are getting tickled at each other," Bennett said. "It reminds me of the old Carol Burnett Show, when Harvey Korman and Tim Conway would get tickled at each other"

Bennett said the play was brought to her about a year ago, but they didn't have the chance to work on it at the time. Now with Goodnight Memorial Library closed for construction it seemed the perfect time for the smaller play, she said.

"We needed something on the smaller scale and this particular play suits the Roxy," Bennett said. "In addition it is about a community theater group putting on a Christmas play and it is almost Christmas so we thought it would be a good time to do it."

The play will be performed at The Roxy of Franklin as a Dinner Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23 at 6 p.m. and Desert Only served on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are on sale at The Gallery on the Square or online at www.franklinsimpsonarts.org for $22 a person for the Nov. 22-23 showing, dinner included in price and for the Nov. 24 showing tickets are $15. Tickets go off sale Thursday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. For any questions, contact, Brownie Bennett at 270-776-5783.

The cast for the production is as follows:

Chad Drake -- Michael Neiman (The Director)

Nick Cook -- Tony Hobbs (Wiseman 3)

Gary Weilage -- David Harris (Joseph)

Roger Eldridge -- Samuel Jackson (Wiseman 1)

Trent Ranburger -- Robert Kieser (Wiseman 2)

Laura Schueler -- Chris Davis (Properties)

Gabe Hamilton -- Joe Rogers (Shepherd 1)

Ardie Baxter -- John Dough (Shepherd 2)

Yasmin Choate -- Pat, Pat Hillard (Wardrobe)

Kyndrah Shoulders -- Anne Brown (Sheep)

Morgan Cook -- Bianca Angelique Cabbonet (Assistant Director)

Carlesha Robey -- Lois (Hospitality Queen)

Adria Colson -- Carol Williams (Star Person)

Kira Harlow -- Angela Greenbury (Mary)

Leigh Bayles -- Mary Watkins (Angel)

Sharon Airall -- Ella Barrington (Proprietor)

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