‘Young Frankenstein’ opens Friday

By The Curry Coastal Pilot September 25, 2013 11:29 am

The Chetco Pelican Players is opening a melodic spoof, a horror-comedy-musical of monstrous proportions at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings.

The opening performance will feature free horror hors d’eouvres and Frankenstein wine served by hostess Claire Willard.

The show, directed by Karen de Lucca, takes place in old Transylvania, where the villagers are endlessly worried and wearied over the constant re-appearances of various Frankensteins and their creatures. Now comes another one, fresh out of medical school and ready to claim his grandfather’s estate, according to a news release. The question is, what does he have in mind?

Will young Frederick Frankenstein finally bow under pressure of the castle staff and continue his grandfather’s wacky work? Will the villagers of Transylvania even let him think about creating another monster? Will police officer Kemp start hanging everybody in sight? Will the poor, lonely hermit finally find a friend?

Characters include Young Fred (Chris Eckersley), Elizabeth (Bre Ellis), Inga (Mariah Wise), Igor (Scotty Oka), Kemp (Tommy Jones), the blind hermit (Bill Schlichting), Grandfather Victor Von Frankenstein (Phillip Dolan), Victor’s pining ex-girlfriend Frau Blucher (Mary-Anne Trailor), the village idiot (Josiah Wise) and a cast of over more than 20 singing actors in various roles. Then, of course, there is the monster (Mike Vest), who sings, too.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13. Doors open 45 minutes before each show.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies and Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts in Brookings,  New Wave Video in Harbor and at the door. For reservations, call 541-469-1877.

For theater information, call 541-469-1857 or visit http://www.chetcopelicanplayers.org.