‘The Boardinghouse’ opens Friday on Harbor stage

By The Curry Coastal Pilot June 20, 2012 09:57 am


Brookings-Harbor Community Theater presents playwright Vern Harden’s “The Boardinghouse,” a comedy production opening Friday, June 22, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center.

The story takes place in the Home Sweet Home Boardinghouse, where life is anything but normal. Miss Harriet (Teri McGregor) runs a clean, cozy home with the help of the none-too-bright and perpetually terrified Tweenie (Shellie Sprague).


Add a zany a cast of boarders to bring the plot to life, including Mr. Richards (Mike Vest), the poet who practices dying to spark his inspiration; Gladys Klotz (Judie Hanson) is a taxidermist who has a direct line to the spirit world and prefers her men stuffed; Martha Willis (Christine Chapman) has every imaginable illness, from leprosy to pneumonia to heart palpitations, and loves every minute of it; Poor Hortense (Lori Wise) tries her best to keep up with Ivy (Janie Van Woerden), a free spirited “artist” who enjoys painting people’s faces, whether they want to be painted or not; and finally, the suave and mysterious Dirk Shadow (Bryan Tillung) and his sister Veronica (Mariah Wise), who 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 (Evan Wise) to unravel the mystery. 

“The Boardinghouse,” directed by Colleen Harrison and sponsored by Tillung, will run for two weekends through Sunday, July 1. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $9 for seniors and $7 for students and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and New Wave Video in Harbor. 

For reservations and information, call 541-469-4700 or 541-661-2473.

Harbor Performing Arts Center is in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center.