by Danielle Bellwood
The Kings Players’ newest production, Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church, is a heart-warming comedy by playwright Linda LaRocque, about two down-on-their-luck conmen who stroll into a small mid-Texas town one hot July afternoon, and decide to con the friendly folk out of their hard-earned cash by posing as a big city preaching team.
Alvo T. Haggerty, played by Cyndie Maxwell, and Buddy Peacock, played by Ron. W. Bates, are sure that if they can just get their hands on enough money to get to the next big town then everything will work out just fine.
Cyndie Maxwell has directed and acted in quite a few plays over the years at the Temple Theater, including her most recent directing of Too Soon For Daisies. Ron W. Bates has had a number of memorable roles, but this is his first time as a leading man on the stage, and he’s really made the role of Buddy Peacock shine.
Ella Faye Tanner, a kind lady who works at Possum Kingdom Bus Depot, is played by Suzanne Wilson. Suzanne made her debut with the Kings Players in last year’s production of Crimes of the Heart. Ella Faye’s friend, Miss Iris Crumb, is played by Kim Spicer. Kim has had quite a few roles in the Kings Players’ productions over the years, including her most recent role as Geraldine Gaston in Murder Me, Murder Me Not.
Phillip Yates Jr, played by David Beeman, rounds out the cast. David has appeared in a number of plays over the years and can be found giving tours at the Taoist Temple Preservation Society in Hanford as a docent.
Together, this cast is sure to deliver a performance that you won’t want to miss!
Show Dates are: May 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, and June 1, 2, 3 at the Temple Theatre in Hanford. Tickets can be purchased online at kingsplayers.net.
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