Sue Kiesewetter reports:
A Mason High School drama teacher is among the actors in Fairfield Summer Community Theatre’s regional premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Allen Young portrays Patsy in the troup’s 15th anniversary show, which opens July 18 for a four-day run at Fairfield Senior High School. It is Allen’s second show with the troupe. He last had a role in the group’s 2000 production of The Music Man.
“It is very unique for us to be doing a regional premiere. I saw this show twice on Broadway with the original cast, and have wanted to do it since then,” said Director Ryan Heinrich, a 1998 Fairfield High School graduate.
“We are one of the few theatres in the area who perform during the summer, and luckily for us, the rights for Spamalot just became available this summer; getting to do the regional premiere kind of fell into place.”
The musical is a retelling of the film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail – the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Along with the knights, the audience will see showgirls along with cows, killer rabbits and French people.
Performances are set for 8 p.m., July 18-20 and 2 p.m., July 21, in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 8800 Holden Blvd., in Fairfield. Due to adult language, parental guidance is suggested.
Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for students or senior citizens; and $10 for children ages 12 and younger.
Information/tickets: 513-874-7469 or www.fairfieldsummertheatre.com