Sunriver Stars Prepare for Hang on the Bell, Nellie

Following a successful run of Play It Again, Sam the Stars are looking forward to the performance of Hang On The Bell, Nellie, a comedic melodrama, just perfect for summer, with hissing and booing the villain, along with cheering and applauding the heroine. This play was written and will be directed by “the real” Bill Walton (not of basketball fame). It will be performed at The Door in the Sunriver Business Park on Thursday through Saturday, August 24-26 in the evening at 7pm and Sunday August 27 as a matinee at 3pm.

The scene is set for hilarious fun when the heroine Nell Finely and her friend Prudence Purewater arrive home from college. Enter the villain, Handsome Jack Vaselino and his sidekick, Dirty McKenzie, apparently with mischief on their minds. Hero Jim Mainstay is home from Over There and he tries to save the day.

Other characters are Nell’s dad-Ambrose Finely, the bartender-Danny Firmheart, Ambrose’s sweetheart-Pearl Murine, Pearl’s daughter and the bar girl at the Ambrose Inn-Kitty Murine, Sheriff John Watt and a local character, Mr. Fly.

Sunriver Stars are always looking for behind the scenes assistance; things like prop procurement, stage set-up and tear down, operation of lights and sound and other tasks. If you would like to assist with any of this please contact our Artistic Director Victoria Kristy at

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