by Vern Harden
(from left) Front: Beth Altemus, Kathy Nelson
and Charlotte Hoover
Middle: Mary Jane Santelli and Rachael Hubbard
Back: Dianne Anderson, Teri Thompson, Jason Smith, Dwayne Propst and
Welcome to the Home Sweet Home Boardinghouse,
where life is anything but normal. Miss Harriet (Mary Jane Santelli)
runs a clean, cozy home with the help of the none-too-bright and perpetually
terrified Tweenie (Rachael Hubbard), and is accompanied by as zany a
cast of boarders as you are likely to meet.
There's Mr. Richards (Dwayne Propst), the poet who practices dying to
spark his inspiration. Gladys Klotz (Dianne Anderson) is a taxidermist
who has a direct line to the spirit world and prefers her men stuffed,
while Martha Willis (Beth Altemus) has every imaginable illness, from
leprosy to pneumonia to heart palpitations . . . and loves every minute
Poor Hortense (Kathy Nelson) tries her best to keep up with Ivy (Charlotte
Hoover) , a free spirited "artist" who enjoys painting people's
faces, whether they want to be painted or not. Finally, the suave and
mysterious Dirk Shadow (Jason Smith) and his sister Veronica (Teri Thompson)
have just arrived on the scene to hunt for Captain Schnook's pirate
treasure buried in the basement . . . or is it really just something
left over from dinner?
Leave it to the clever and ever-vigilant Dr. Sni-fell (Bruce Williams)
to unravel the mystery that will have audiences laughing from beginning
Chris Roberson, a veteran actor, made his debut as a director. "Making
the transition from actor to director has been challenging, but I'm
really enjoying it. Of course, having a great cast has made it easier.
It's a good show with lots of laughs and a show for the entire family."