16-17 Season – Relative to Ransom

PART OF OUR 2016-2017 SEASON

Come Play a Role by joining us for this production. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Upcoming Production

Relative to Ransom
By Ron Schnitzius

April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7, 2017
Longstreet Playhouse
Directed by Bob Jessen

$15 (Adults 18+) | $13 Youth & Seniors (62+)
FREE Ages 3 & Under

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SYNOPSIS

As a child, Junior was so nasty he should have been put to sleep….Now that he’s grown it’s twice as bad, and just the idea of him being in charge of the Ransom Corporation is enough to panic Wall Street. Since their father died, Junior, by hook, crook, lying and deception has maneuvered himself into the driver’s seat, and it looks as if Emily’s out in the cold. Or is she? You will love the twists and surprises as Junior’s outrageous tactics turn the characters every way but loose. And what characters they are, with Harvey the grouchy groundskeeper and his wife Florence, the flighty housekeeper who constantly confuses her soap-operas with reality. Then there’s the retired Army nurse who’s strong as a horse and has the vocabulary of a drill sergeant. Add to these a handsome one-legged lawyer and a frantic chairman of the board who’s devoted to despising Junior, and you can see that the spice is right for a fun-filled evening. Relative to Ransom has a satisfying conclusion and laughs galore!

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Bob Jessen, Director
Linde Phillips, Producer
Gerald Willis, Technical Director
TBD, Stage Manager
Linda Findley Grow, Costumes
Tom Beasley, Set Designer
Tom Doughty, Scott Post, Set Builders
Susan Yeaw, Set Decorator
Kylie Phillips, Sound Technician

 

CHARACTERS

EMILY RANSOM: Female, 35, unmarried. Strong, honest and a good sense of humor. An Eve Arden type

BEAUREGARD RANSOM, JR: Male, 31, unmarried. Sarcastic, childishly nasty. A Paul Lynde type

DAVE MCPHERSON: Male, 38, unmarried. Strong and forthright. Honest and a good sense of humor. Handsome

JILL TRESTLE: Female, 50, unmarried. Loud and profane. Strong and straightforward. A Marjorie Main type

FLORENCE FINSTER: Female, Jill’s sister. Flighty and very nervous. Married to Harvey. Much like Alice Ghostley

HARVEY FINSTER: Male, Laconic, sarcastic, and crotchety. Henry Fonda type

WARREN DANTLEY: Male, 60 years old. Honest and sharp. Sarcastic at times. Walter Mathau type

DR. FELLOWS: Male, A nervous, fluttering Don Knotts type

 

OUR CAST

EMILY RANSOM: Megan Bonfield

BEAUREGARD RANSOM, JR: Rob Ellis

DAVE MCPHERSON: Tony Record

JILL TRESTLE: Karla Janning

FLORENCE FINSTER: Gan Baker

HARVEY FINSTER: Marc Rifkind

WARREN DANTLEY: Scott Post

DR. FELLOWS: Brad Ward