Saegertown High School’s drama department will present Hollywood Hillbillies, a play by Tim Kelly, on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Children three and under are free. There will also be pick-a-prize auction, bake sale and raffle.
In what is billed as a laff-provoking mixture of spoofing and non-stop action, the play is in the Ozark Mountains, off the beaten track, WAY OFF!. Gram Hawley (Kayla Sibeto) and granddaughter Cindy Lou (Caitlin Bieganski) run the general store in Happy Hollow, deep in the Ozarks, but there is a new highway coming through.That means Happy Hollow soon will be dynamited off the map. It’s discovered Gram’s property contains the biggest store of natural gas ever, and a couple of crooks want to have the unsuspecting Gram sign her land over to them. Enter some folks from Hollywood who insist on making a movie about life in the hills – if they can find some money – and some snobbish California relatives who loathe every minute with the weird Hawleys, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a comedy explosion.
The cast, under the direction of Mrs. Susan James and Mr. Patrick Baldwin, includes (in addition to Sibeto and Bieganski) Colten Burdick, Sydney Kightlinger, Ashley Neumann, Jared Shaffer, Dustin Steiger, Emily Fry, Kaity Gage, Jesse Stewart, Eric Kisner, Josephine Novotny, Matt Peters, Ben Courson, Donald Baron, Francis Jageacks, Ben Haylett, Kristi Stoyer, Shannon Hatton, Lauren Haylett, Aaron Brown, Carmen Kantz, Karley Price, Zach Courson, Noah Greenawalt, Rachel Lance, Mikayla Miller, Hannah Myers and Kaitlyn Walsh. Ya’ll come join us, y’hear?