Texas Theatre Gears Up for Fall Performance
Palestine- It’s almost time for the big red curtain to open again at the Historic Texas Theatre! Palestine Community Theatre members have been working diligently to bring another top notch performance to the stage. “The Robin Hood Caper,” a comedy full of familiar faces, will open on October 19, and will run the last two weekends of October.
“The Robin Hood Caper,” written by Fred Carmichael, borrows the old plot, “rob from the rich and give to the poor,” but not even Robin Hood would recognize the hilarious modern slant given to it. Director Jim Vincill, and his all-star cast will bring this sidesplitting comedy to life on the stage of the Texas later this month.
In “The Robin Hood Caper,” four old reformed criminals meet semi-annually to report to each other on their works within their private club “Charities Anonymous.” Their meeting this season is in the home of Flora Langley’s nephew, a small town newspaper man. It turns out that the nephew, Richard, is about to lose his newspaper because of an article he wrote exposing the town’s grafting mayor. The old people, of course, have to get involved in the battle to save both the newspaper and the romance between Richard and his fiancée, Jessica. In the end, the secrets are revealed, love triumphs, and the real bad guys get their proper punishment.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on October 19, for the complimentary wine and cheese reception. Sweet Dreams wine will be on tap in the lobby, along with a spread provided by Bon Appetite prior to the show. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Show dates are October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28. Saturday and Sunday’s at 7:30 p.m. ad Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for children (ages 4-18) and $12 for adults. Tickets can be purchased locally at Education Unlimited, Dogwood Diner, and the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. Tickets can also be purchased online via Outhouse Tickets.