‘Chicken Every Sunday’ offers tasty adventure

• 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday at Mariner Theatre

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - “Chicken” cast members run through a dress rehearsal Monday night in preparation for this weekend’s performance.

HOMER TRIBUNE/Sean Pearson - “Chicken” cast members run through a dress rehearsal Monday night in preparation for this weekend’s performance.

A  cast comprising 21 students from the musical “Into the Woods,” as well as Drama, Debate and Forensics team members, will put on the play, “Chicken Every Sunday” on Friday and Saturday at the Mariner Theatre.
Based on the novel by Rosemary Taylor, the play is described as a “bucolic farce” set in the early 1900s.
Emily Blachman (Homer’s Adi Davis) has converted her mansion into a boarding house so that the Blachmans, “will have a roof over their heads and something to eat,” said Director Amy Christianson, Homer High School DDF coach and band director.
“As she suspects, the day will come when her imaginative husband Jim (Jonas Noomah) overextends himself in his enterprises,” Christianson explained. “He is president of the trolley line, of a bank, and of a laundry business, but is always broke and borrowing money for new investments.”
Mrs. Blachman’s boarders include a schoolteacher (Brittney Bordner); a mysterious can-opener salesman (Drew Turner); a widow who dresses extravagantly, walks on her toes for health and beauty and spends two hours a day in the house’s only bathroom (Shyana Parr); an aged mining prospector (Owen Duffy); a former vaudeville star who yodels (Cassie Burkhardt); and the wife of a wholesale grocer (Lauren Cashman) who makes her son (Shaefer Nielson) write poetry.
The play’s action deals with Jim trying to find a sucker for another one of his enterprises. The effort of the reluctant poet and a boy from Boston (Matthew Meyer) to win the hand of the eldest Blachman daughter (Sabina Karwowski), add to the general chaos that occurs in the Blachman’s house.
Assistant Director Casey Parrett has acted in high school plays and for Pier One Theatre, as well as DDF. He will also be holding Youth Theatre Camps at Pier One this summer.
Tickets to the performance will be available at the door, and are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

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