The Averitt STARS will kick off their season at the Emma Kelly Theater with a comedy, "The Boarding House Reach," directed by Tony Phillips. The show will run Sept. 25–26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.
The story follows the Maxwells' industrious son Lucas, who decides to open his home to boarders while his parents are on an extended trip so he can make some money. Lucas places an ad in the paper, and the house is full by nightfall. Among the quirky strangers is Lucy Burns, who is a sort of walking encyclopedia; Mrs. Mott, who never speaks and Ninety-Volt Jones and his wrestling wife, Ruby. Next comes Mrs. Perkins; Limpy McGuire and his wife, Nora; and Connolly.
So what happens when Lucas' parents come home to a full house? Come see the show to see how the story unfolds.
"I don't know what is funnier than a Southern-fried comedy. If you enjoy laughing, do not miss this show," said Tony Phillips.
In conjunction with the first production of the community theater season, a boarding house-style dinner will be held on the grounds Saturday, Sept. 26, from 5–7 p.m. Participants will be able to enjoy food, entertainment and fellowship before the show. Dinner activities include brain teasers and bingo, with prizes. Come win some pie or even season tickets to the Averitt Center, and don't miss the raffle for a brand new bicycle. Tickets are $15 per person for the dinner. Tickets to the show sold separately.
Tickets for the show are $11 for members, $14 for non-members and $10 for all youth. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Emma Kelly Theater box office at (912) 212-2787 or by visiting the box office in downtown Statesboro. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m.