David Woodrow, Beef House Dinner Theatre artistic director, is excited about kicking off their twentieth season with The Boys in Autumn. “I believe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the greatest American novel ever written and our audiences love to see the experiences of Tom and Huck. Big River is always one of our bestselling shows and I felt like this kind-of-sequel would be a good fit for us. When I read this script I knew the audience would appreciate what happened to these guys. This is really a perfect show to kick off our twentieth season.”
Seasoned actors John Tilford of Urbana, IL, and David E. Laker of Fithian, IL, lead the cast as Huck and Tom. Danville High School students Carter Hambley, Carter Mallady and Lauren Davis play the younger duo and Becky in a series of flashback moments.
“I’ve enjoyed this cast so much because they all enjoy the process. We were able to spend a lot of time discussing the play and the source material. They know the material and they really care about where these men came from and what has happened throughout their life. Although flawed, the actors want to see that the characters are redeemed. I also love how the older guys have taken to the kids. They really want the young ones to learn from them and they take great care of them. It’s so rewarding to see them watch their younger selves on stage.”
The Boys in Autumn will play with evening performances on April 15 and 16 with doors opening at 6:00 pm eastern time and the show starting at 8:00 pm eastern. A matinee show will play on Sunday, April 17 with doors opening at 12:30 pm and the show at 2:00 pm eastern time.
Reservations are $42 per person and include the show as well as a bountiful buffet dinner. For reservations click here or call 765-793-4770. Visit the show’s event page here and the Beef House Dinner Theatre here.
“This is all about redemption and nostalgia. As we face the autumn of our lives, we look back on our successes and mistakes and sometimes we need our best friends.”
So gather up your best friends this weekend and go see this wonderfully nostalgic show. Support our local arts! So much talent lives in our community and they work so hard to share it with you.
Peace & Love,
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