2nd Street Theatre announces the world premiere performance of Hot Spot in Pompeii by Suzan Noyes, local playwright, directed by Denice Hughes Lewis opening May 8.
Pompeii, 79A.D. WANTED: hot property near Mt. Vesuvius. An olive oil merger kick-starts with an arranged marriage between the Nobilius and Maxima families. Reluctant groom Harmonius and self-centered daughter Beautissima have other ideas. Sizzling family secrets and explosive Italian tempers blow Mt. Vesuvius sky high.
“It’s a thrill to be directing the premier of a great send-up to Pythonesque comedy while working with an innovative producer/writer/artist,” says Hughes Lewis.
This zany comedy runs May 8– 23 (Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 7:30pm), with two Sunday Matinees May 10 and 17, 3pm at 2nd Street Theater, 220 Lafayette Avenue, Bend.
$19 Adults, $16 Students and Seniors (Offering special group rates – contact Suzan Noyes.)
CAST of CHARACTERS
Harmonius Profunda Nobilius — marriageable son of family Nobilius, a soulful, clueless balladeer of twenty-three.
Rubella Profunda Nobilius — his whiny, suspicious mother of forty-something.
Gravitas Profunda Nobilius — his egocentric father of fifty-five who wants Harmonius married and in the family business.
Beautissima Robustus Maxima — Harmonius’s selfish and savvy fiancé, twenty-seven year old daughter of the Maximas. Attracted to someone else.
Mygrania Robustus Maxima — Beautissima’s forty-ish negative and calculating mother.
Cecilius Robustus Maxima — her henpecked and furtive father, an oil merchant of fifty, and new partner of Gravitas Nobilius.
Delicata — a twenty-one year-old orphan and civil rights activist in love with Harmonius.
Vitalus Provolone — a conniving Mafioso smuggler of forty who pursues Beautissima and respectability.
Plodicus — Provolone’s mute and loyal slave of twenty-five, dumbfounded oracle of the Roman god Vulcanus.
Fussitatus — the Nobilius’s foxy cousin and designer/decorator of twenty-six. Remodeling the Maxima’s villa for the new couple-to-be.