Comedy Comes To The Texas Theatre This Weekend
Palestine- It has been said that years ago, when you wanted to impress someone you took them to the Texas Theatre in Palestine. If you are looking to impress someone or if you just want to have a good time purchase your tickets to see “Playing Doctor” and head to Downtown Palestine this weekend or next and laugh until you catch a stitch! Palestine Community Theatre will present “Playing Doctor” at the Texas Theatre, one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in East Texas. So grab a date, or go with friends to see one of the funniest performances in the Pineywoods this year!
“Playing Doctor” is a wacky comedy full of zany farces. “Playing Doctor” has dusted off every old slapstick bit and hoary joke used in vaudeville. Authors Van Zandt and Milmore use classic farce situations to tell a frantic story full of mayhem. Farce and faking prove to be a hilarious combination that will surely have Texas Theatre audiences rolling in the isles in October!
“Playing Doctor” is a hilarious play about the art of deception. In the play Rob Brewster’s parents are extremely proud of their brilliant son, the doctor. What they don’t know is that Rob has used all the money they gave him for medical school to live on as he as has pursued his fledgling writing career.
Rob is living a lie and he would like to keep it that way. His day of reckoning comes when his parents announce they are stopping by his apartment for a visit. Rob chooses to continue his deception and devises a plan. He quickly enlists the help of his dim-witted secretary to be his nurse and his zany roommate Jimmy, who is a struggling actor, to round up his actor friends to pretend to be patients. Together the trio transforms his literary apartment into a makeshift doctor’s office.
The problem ensues when none of Jimmy’s friends show for their acting gig. Jimmy decides he is such a good actor that he can impersonate all the patients, with the help of a trunk of costumes and bad dialects!
The PCT cast works well together and navigates the many hokey twists with skill and charisma. Vincill directs with great pace and well-timed bits, which are blocked nicely. PCT is bound to produce a real crowd pleaser under the direction of Vincill and Barnhart!
Opening Night at the Texas is October 21, at 7:30p.m. Ticket holders are invited to come at 6:30p.m. for a wine and cheese reception in the lobby. Other show dates include October 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30. All Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30p.m., and Sunday shows begin at 2:00p.m.
Denby’s Restaurant will be hosting an “After The Show” party for Texas Theatre goers this Friday and Saturday night in Downtown Palestine! If you missed the Roaring Twenties Street Scene last weekend, the Texas Theatre is giving you another opportunity to check out the restaurant before they officially open!
Opening Night of “Playing Doctor” will kick off Friday at 6:30 at the Texas with a wine and cheese reception for ticket holders! After the show, ticket holders are encouraged to bring their program next door to the Denby’s. The program will act as a ticket to the “exclusive” party at the newest, hottest restaurant in town!
Be among the first to experience Denby’s Restaurant before they open their doors to the public. Denby’s will be selling drinks, appetizers and desserts. Get your tickets to see “Playing Doctor” at the Historic Texas Theatre and attend the “exclusive” after party next door at Denby’s after the show!
The Historic Texas Theatre is located at 213 W. Crawford Street in Downtown Palestine. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for ages between four and 18. Tickets can also be purchased at Education Unlimited (903-723-8383) and the Palestine Chamber of Commerce (903-729-6066). You may also purchase tickets online for the first time through Outhouse Tickets!
Join the Palestine Community Theatre for a night filled with laughs at the Texas Theatre in Palestine!