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Russell Community Theater Presents Fall Production Oct. 16-20

RCT Fall 2018 CastRussell Community Theater wraps up the 2018 season with A Bad Year for Tomatoes October 16 through 20.

RCT volunteer Mitch Hunsley steps into the director chair once again and is presenting the second John Patrick script produced this season. The cast includes RCT veterans Crystal Craig, Ward Craig, Debora Kreutzer, Sheryl Krug and Alan Templeton. Rounding out the cast are two actors making their RCT debut – Monica Harrison and Nikki Kuntzsch.

In A Bad Year for Tomatoes, actress Myra Marlowe leases a house in a tiny New England town where she hopes to get away from it all. Her long time agent is finally letting her relax a bit, but her nosy neighbors are a different matter. In an attempt to gain some privacy, she invents a crazy sister who is "locked in an upstairs room".

Complications arise when the local handyman develops feelings for "Sister Sadie" and the neighborhood ladies decide it's their duty to save Sadie's soul. A desperate announcement from Myra ends in an accusation of murder and the arrival of the sheriff.

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday, October 16 through 20 at the RCT Playhouse at 5th and Kansas in Russell. Showtime is 8 PM. Admission is $12 or by season ticket. A Bad Year for Tomatoes is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. of New York.

Russell Community Theater is a non-profit theater company in Russell. The sole purpose of RCT is to produce theater for the community and the surrounding area. Completely volunteer-driven, RCT is supported financially solely through ticket admissions and gifts from those supportive of community theater. Since its inception in 1986, RCT has presented 93 full-scale theatrical productions. For more information, call 785-483-4057. Please find them on Facebook.

(Information and photo courtesy RCT. Cast as pictured, seated: Ward Craig, Sheryl Krug and Nikki Kuntzsch, standing: Debora Kreutzer, Crystal Craig and Alan Templeton. Not pictured: Monica Harrison.)

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