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Cast Announced for OCC Theatre's 'Subject to Change'

Cast members have been selected for the Olney Central College Theatre’s upcoming production of “Subject to Change,” sponsored by Carle RMH.

Names of the characters and cast members are Joanne, Lisa Benson; Madeline Basset, Bea Gardner; Gertrude Basset, Neita Lenear; Erwin Leeds, Derek Mason; Mr. Pignitelli, Jason Shyrock; and Mrs. Leeds, Rachel Pampe.

Jules Tasca’s play introduces the audience to the two Basset sisters. Gertrude is prudish, capable, hardworking, and says only “Oh, fudge,” when she is upset. Madeline is completely dependent on her sister. She is sloppy, fat, cunning, and sounds like a plumber who has lost his number four wrench. When Gertrude decides to marry, leaving Madeline to fend for herself, the situation becomes traumatic.

In an attempt to break up Gertrude’s romance, Madeline runs the gamut, making obscene telephone calls to the bridegroom’s 80-year-old lush of a mother, outrageously insulting the groom to be, sneaking off to New York to trip on LSD, and finally sneaking back home to live in the attic and sulk. When all efforts fail, she feigns a stroke.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. An afternoon performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. This show is rated PG due to mild adult language.

Tickets are $12 for reserved seating for the production and will go on sale Oct. 2. Tickets may be purchased online at www.iecc.edu/occtheater. They also will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday in the lobby of the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center. Tickets may be reserved by calling 618-395-7777, ext. 2408, during the hours designated for ticket sales.

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