Bonnie J. Miller
Rush County Players are entering the home stretch in their rehearsals for “Inherit the Wind,” to be presented Friday April 26, Saturday April 27, Sunday April 28, and Friday May 3, Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m., with Sundays beginning at 2 p.m.
This will be a departure for RCP, as the show is being presented in their new home at 306 N. Main Street, Rushville. There is no traditional stage, and the show will be similar to an “in-the-round” production, or what Director Aaron Scholl refers to as “in-the-parallel.” Audience members will be seated on either side of the action, with an up-close view of the performances. This sort of staging allows for a much more personal experience, and eliminates the need for microphones, special lighting, or effects. This is theatre taken back to it’s roots.
Because of the special seating, only 50 tickets will be available for each performance. Cast members have already begun selling tickets, and they are going quickly. You can contact any cast member, or leave a message at 765-938-1711 with your ticket order.
Director Aaron Scholl, assistant director Erica Scholl, and producer Bonnie Miller want to note some changes to the cast, which includes:
Matthew Harrison Brady: Scott Bevington
Henry Drummond: Dan Scholl
EK Hornbeck: Lisa Boaz
Bertram Cates: Patrick Moore
Rachel Brown: Elly Boaz
Rev. Jeremiah Brown: Matt Flath
Tom Davenport: Cory Bockover
Mrs. Sarah Brady: Sharon Scholl
Judge: Steve Harmon
Mayor: Michael Fisher
Mort Meeker: Noah Bevington
Helen: Caitlyn Hasche
Adam Bannister: Wade Griffin
Jessie Dunlap: Leah Noe
Elijah/George Sillers: Matt Griffin
Mrs. Krebs: Pat Coons
Mrs. Murelle: Betsy Fox
Mrs. Ruth Blair: Donita Davis
Timmy Blair: William Noe
Mrs. Maley: Monica Davis
Lindy Maley: Cassidy Noe
Vendor: Lacie Boaz
John Stebbins/Harry Esterbrook: Steven Locchetta
Banker: Derek Davis
Join RCP for a look at a chapter from American history, and help inaugurate RCP’s new home!
RCP CinemaRush County Players will also be presenting movies at their new home at 306 N. Main Street! The public is invited to come see some terrific classic films, right here in our home town. Soda, popcorn and candy will also be available.
On Prom Night, April 20, while the kids dance the night away, we invite the parents and families to join us for two classic Indiana sports films,”Hoosiers” and “Breaking Away.” Show time at 7:30 p.m., admission $5 for the double-feature, and concessions available.
A very special showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film based on The Rocky Horror Show, a musical stage play, book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien. The film is directed by Jim Sharman from a screenplay by Sharman and O’Brien. The production is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s.