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 West Holt Medical Services Foundation


 2nd Annual Comedy Theater


The 2nd Annual Comedy Theater was a great success!  We had over 430 people attend and raised over $8,000.  The 3rd Annual Comedy Theater will be March 1, 2 and 3, 2013.

Read two reviews for Don't Tell Mother provided by West Holt High School Students.

Meet the cast of "Don't Tell Mother!:

West Holt Medical Services Foundation Director, Monique Johnson says, “Save the date, a comedy theater is coming to town!”  The play “Don’t Tell Mother!” directed by our very own Lorraine Lieswald, former traveling clown, and Co-Director Dennis Ryan.

Advanced Ticket Sales Only are available at these banks:  Great Western & Tri-County in Atkinson; Bank First in O’Neill; Tri-County in Stuart and Bassett; Chambers State Bank; Spencer State Bank; Butte State Bank; First National in Ainsworth; Farmers State Bank in Ewing and Pinnacle Bank in Verdigre.  You may also call the Foundation office to order your tickets at 402-925-2811 ext. 3701and from Foundation Board members: Shannon Dvorak, Lisa Fix, Miles Garwood, Wayne Owens, Lois Poessnecker and Brad Rowan. For more information call the Foundation at 402-925-2811, ext. 3701.

Joining Lieswald and Ryan for the barrel of laughs are cast members:  Mikaela Abner, Macie Ennen, Mike Fredrick, Jaci Harmon, Janet Kliment, Alan Poessnecker, Ben Schumacker, Kim Tielke and his first time on stage in Atkinson monster vacuum cleaner.

“Don’t Tell Mother!” had its world premiere at the Horizon Theatre in Burbank, California, on May 29, 1984, under the auspices of Character Actors Repertory Theatre Productions.

On the evening that timid librarian Cinnamon Schmidt and her mother are to entertain her fiancé Hobart and his mother at a serene family dinner, Cinnamon comes home in shock because she has witnessed a bank robbery and is the only one who can identify the crook. She confides her terror to chum Deedee Malone, not daring to tell her mother, and then federal agent, Joe Shimko, arrives having gotten a tip that the robber, Orville Maddox, is en route to bump off the witness. Joe thinks Deedee is Cinnamon and vice versa, Orville is mistaken for the caterer and for Hobart, mother is confused with the cleaning lady, and poor Cinnamon is thought to be her own mother. Hobart arrives, posies in hand, just in time to be arrested! The real star is a monster vacuum cleaner that attacks anyone within range. The final moments, with all the good guys trussed up and strung together while the lights go out and the vacuum cleaner goes on, are among the funniest ever on a stage. The pace is rapid fire, the dialogue hilarious, and the laughter non stop.

Performances will be held at the West Holt High School Lecture Hall in Atkinson.  Enjoy the comedy play along with a Chocolate Indulgent dessert on February 10 at 7:00 pm (free will donation) and a matinee and a Chocolate Indulgent dessert on February 12 at 2:00 pm (free will donation). A Chocolate Indulgent dinner theater will be held on February 11 @ 6:00 pm (tickets $35).  Make the dinner theater your Valentine’s Day gift to your sweetheart.

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