The first play of the fall season is “The Guys” by Anne Nelson. STG has double cast this show. Mike Dodig and Lindsey Dragen will alternate performances with Debra Knapp and Bill Bergman. The show is directed by Ben Martin and stage managed by Kaylie Roy. Members of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department are assisting with the production of this play.
“The Guys,” a tribute to the firefighters who died in the World Trade Center bombing, will open, appropriately, on Sept. 11th at the Cultural Arts Center at MCC- Longview. Performances are at 8 p.m. Sept. 11-14 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for those over 60 and students. Tickets may be purchased at Hy-Vee stores, online at summittheatregroup.com, or at the door. At each performance a collection will be taken for the Lee’s Summit Firefighters charitable fund.
In October, the second fall production is “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney.
The touching play follows the story of two people and their life long relationship through the letters they write to each other. Emily Davenport will play Melissa and Chad Burris is Andy at Oct. 24-26 performances. The group has also scheduled a special Oct. 27 “celebrity” cast performance with John Beaudoin, publisher of the Lee’s Summit Journal, and Trisha Drape, Executive Director of Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street playing the roles of Andy and Melissa. Martin and Roy will also direct and stage manage this production.
“Love Letters” is a dinner theater production co-hosted by the Stanley Historic Events Space in the new Aspen Room Ticket prices include a full buffet dinner and the show and are $32 for adults and $30 for seniors and students. No tickets will be for sale at the door. For more information call 816-463-2654