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Lightning fast farce next at Totem Pole

Lightning fast farce next at Totem Pole

"A rollicking comedy set in the dark ages" is how Wil Love, Associate Artistic Director of Totem Pole Playhouse, describes Incorruptible, the upcoming production at the professional summer theatre in Caledonia State Park. Presented by Caledonia Theatre Company, the work by Pennsylvania playwright Michael Hollinger plays from July 5 through the 16.
"We've never mounted a show quite like Incorruptible," states Love, "And perhaps that is because there is no show quite like Incorruptible. It may be the unique setting for this comedy that so sets it apart from the variety of other productions we've presented in past years. What other play do we know that takes place in a remote monastery in the Dark Ages and is still outrageously funny? Our audiences are in for a real treat!"
Incorruptible takes place in Priseaux, France in about 1250 A.D. where the brothers of the local monastery confront a great challenge: Saint Foy, their Patron Saint, hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years and the pilgrims have stopped coming. All seems lost until the arrival of a one-eyed minstrel who is inspired to save the day. Suddenly, miracles abound in this physical and verbal romp through the Dark Ages.
Under the direction of Love, Incorruptible boasts an all star Totem Pole company headlined by company member Ray Ficca, currently on stage in the thriller, I'll Be Back Before Midnight," and Katrina Yaukey who is returning to the Playhouse after starring on Broadway in the recent revival of Cabaret. Joining them are: Catherine Blaine, Robert Boardman, Meyer deLeeuw, Paris Peet, Bradley Wayne Smith and Vickie Taylor.
The cozy yet rather crumbling monastery is designed by Totem Pole senior scenic designer, James Fouchard, who is celebrating twenty-five years of creating a wide variety of sets for the Playhouse. Period costumes are by Kay Yaukey, Lighting is by Michael D. Domue and Paul Mills Holmes is the Production Stage Manager.
The "Getting to Know You" Post Show Discussion for Incorruptible is scheduled for Thursday, July 6th, following the evening performance. This informal gathering provides theatre patrons the opportunity to meet actors and staff members in a brief question and answer period.
In addition to Incorruptible, the 2006 Totem Pole Playhouse season includes:
* I'll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley (playing through July 2): A Scream-Out-Loud Thriller! Sponsored by Jennings Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac.
* Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig (July 18-30): The Funny, Frantic and Fabulous Farce! Sponsored by F&M Trust.
* Sylvia by A.R. Gurney (August 1-13): A Modern Romantic Comedy about a Marriage and a Dog! Sponsored by BarleySnyder Attorneys at Law and Smith Elliott Kearns and Company.
* Forever Plaid Written, Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross with Musical Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt (August 15-27): The Heavenly Musical Hit! Sponsored by Patriot Federal Credit Union.
For information on all Caledonia Theatre Company and Totem Pole Playhouse events, simply stop by the box office or call 717-352-2164 or 1-888-805-7056. The Playhouse fax number is 717-352-8870 and the email address is boxoffice@totempoleplayhouse.org. Keep up to date by visiting the Web Site at www.totempoleplayhouse.org.
There's a seat waiting for you at beautiful Totem Pole Playhouse.

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