Theater troupe presents ‘Daddy’s Girl’

Clarion Community Theater will present “Daddy’s Girl” starting Thursday at the Sawmill theater in Cook Forest.

The show is set for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre.  It will be repeated June 14-16.

About the show:
Audience members will meet Benard Muloovy, proprietor of and no-nonsense cook at Maudie’s Diner.  Bernard gets served a full plate of comic chaos when his deceased wife Maudie decides to take up residence as a talking portrait on the diner wall.

Enlisting the services of an angel, Michael, Maudie hopes to reunite Benard with their long-lost daughter, Elizabeth.

True to his mischievous nature, Michael delivers two Elizabeths, and Benard’s task is to decide which young woman is his real daughter.

This play comes fully seasoned with characters like a snobbish restaurant critic, E.L., who is after Benard’s secret recipe; Lizzy, a girl with a split personality; a forgetful waitress; a PhD student
with communication problems; a yinyang geriatric duo; a motorcycle mama; and, of course, Darlynn, the woman who has been trying to get Benard to the altar for years.

In this contest of laughter and tears, lines are drawn, sides are taken and rules are broken as one young lady reveals a secret and, ultimately, claims her paternity, but not without a twist …or two.

Cast members include Randy Nebel as Benard Muloovy, Eric Sterner as Bob, Rodney Sherman as Walter, Hannah Allison as Betsy, Jody Frazier as Maudie, Carol Lapinto as Darlynn, Mike Barger as Michael, Mary Brown as E.L., Ron Ramolt as Alex, Linda Lerch as Daisy, Kim Nichols as Violet, Mary Ellen Stahlman as Big Earl Ella and Ashley Schuckers as Lizzy.

Tickets for the show will cost $15 and can be reserved by calling the Sawmill Center at (814) 927-5275 or 927-6655.