The next Akron Opera House production, “The Big Guns: or Whose Little Lily Is She?” directed by Tim Blum, is a departure from the usual play presented on the Opera House stage.
It is being performed from the studio of a radio station for broadcast. The players are not going to be challenged with memorizing lines (a trick to convince actors that this would be easy) but they do need to polish up their voices and timing in order to read several different parts and create sound effects.
The plot of the play is set in the Old West where Lily comes to town to find out which one of two cattle barons is her father. Toss in the narrator/sheriff, a greenhorn surveyor, two busy-body old maids and a Mexican bandit, plus fist fights and shoot-outs, and you can start to get the idea of what “Big Guns” might sound like.
The cast members include Retta Anderson, Lori Rabey, Rose Pilgrim, Alesia Larson, Mark Philips, Jeff Pilgrim, Tim Blum, Doug Olson and Dave Olson.
This comedy will be presented at the historic Akron Opera House on Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 1, 2, and 3. The Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the final performance will be a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Reservations may be made by calling the Akron Opera House at 712-568-2614.
We look forward to seeing you there and know that you will thoroughly enjoy “The Big Guns: or Whose Little Lily Is She?”