Get to know author O.Henry a little bit better watching the Sunriver Stars Community Theater production of O.Henry…a Collection of Jookalorum April 26-27 at SHARC in Sunriver.
by VICTORIA KRISTY-ZALEWSKI
(Justice of the Peace sits at desk as barefoot Ariela and her hillbilly husband, Ransie, rush in)
Ariela: We’ all wants a dee vorce!
Ransie: That’s right! A dee-vorce! We cain’t git along together no how.
It’s lonesum enough to live in the mountains when a man and a woman likes each other , but when that thar woman is always a spittin like a wildcat or a –moanin like a hoot owl, a man aint got no call to live with her!
Ariela: When he’s a no-count varmit always keepin company with scalawags and moonshiners and a-sprallin’ on his back guzzlin’ corn whiskey and a-pesterin folks with a pack of mangy hounds, a woman ain’t got no call ta live with him!
Ransie: When she keeps throwin’ skillit lids and a slingin’ boilin’ water on the best coon-dog in the Cumberlands and keeps a man awake at night accusin’ him of all sorts of misdeeds..well ah…..
And so begins “The Whirleygig of Life’, just one of the seven vignettes theatre goers will enjoy as they get to know author O.Henry a little bit better watching the Sunriver Stars Community Theater production of , O.Henry…a Collection of Jookalorum.
The cast will perform The Ransome of Mack, Heart and Hands, The Love Life of Henry Packenstacker, Transients in Arcadia, The Last Leaf and The Whole World is Kin as well as Whirleygig. These stories are all tied together with witty dialogue and insight into O.henry’s personal life by characters Lettie and Christine as they get ready to host wine club…actia;;u book club (with wine).
$5, Saturday dinner show $25