Guest post from Maryann Miller. . .
Big, ugly, green monsters are coming to the Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) and will be on stage for two weekends. "The Attack of the Killer Mutant Leeches" is a melodrama, written and directed by Dennis G. W. Millegan, that the Out-of-Pocket Players from the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas are bringing to audiences in East Texas.
Kevin Thrasher and Fran Seman are co-producers and the driving force behind the Out-Of-Pocket Players. "Some cast members have friends near Winnsboro," says Kevin Thrasher. "So they suggested we debut the road-show at the art center there."
"We are so happy that they chose Winnsboro," says WCA Theatre Director, Maryann Miller. "This is such a fun and funny show that people of all ages can enjoy. And it does us all good to spend an evening laughing out loud."
The play has been performed in Dallas to rave reviews, and it is a great evening of entertainment.
Sat., May 26th at 7:30 pm
Sun., May 27th at 2:00 pm
Sat., June 2nd at 7:30 pm
Sun., June 3rd at 2:00 pmTickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
The story is based on a lot of bad B movie elements that include a bad guy who wants to dominate the world, a few corrupt government officials, the "dumb blonde" who has other attributes besides brains, and the monster leeches who have mutated because of radiation.
As with all melodramas, the acting is campy, over-the-top, and has the feel of the terrible performances by really bad B movie actors. Part of the fun for the audience is the opportunity to throw popcorn at the players, so there will be lots of popcorn available. "Each guest will receive one complimentary bag," says Miller, "and if they eat that, they will just have to buy another bag for throwing."
This is inter-active theatre, so the audience is encouraged to boo and hiss at the bad guys, cheer for the good guys, and scream in terror when the monsters come on stage.
For more information call Maryann Miller at 903-365-7585.
WCA is located across from The Depot in the historic downtown area of Winnsboro, at 200 Market Street