April 30, 2005

Banjo Was Flaming!

Saturday was a grand evening for all in attendance at the Longview Community Theater for the final performance of The Man Who Came to Dinner. I had early apprehensions about acting quality . . . the minor characters were pretty much abysmal and their accents were positively dreadful. In particular, the guy playing Mr. Stanley was as stiff as a board.

But the really cool characters were perfectly cast and performed beautifully . . . Lorraine Sheldon, Beverly Carlton (played by LeTourneau's own Dr. Mays), Banjo (who actually did all sides of the character justice), and (best of all) Sheridan Whiteside.

The prop department and set builders did their usual great job, and all of the other technical elements came off quite well. It was without a doubt the best non-musical I have seen them put on, and a very fitting end to the 2004-2005 season.

And really that's all I have to say.

Posted by Jared at April 30, 2005 11:59 PM | TrackBack