EDDYVILLE—Dinner and a show! This weekend marks the 37th annual Eddyville Dinner Theater. The public has two opportunities to enjoy homemade soup, pie, and sandwiches and enjoy the melodrama The Villain Took a Chip Shot or…Thar’s Gold in them Thar Greens by Craig Sodaro.
Barb Burr has been directing the Eddyville Dinner Theater shows since 1990 and her husband Dave works with sets, props, and sound for the show. Barb says, “For a little community our size, it’s kind of amazing.” The dinner theater includes all local talent, both on and off the stage.
“It pretty much takes the whole community to pull this off,” Burr said.
Proceeds from the annual event go to the Grace United Methodist Church in Eddyville and the Eddyville Community Center (. The community center serves as host to numerous town events such as funerals, dinners, and of course the dinner theater.
“It is a major fundraiser for our church and our community building. And we’ve been doing this for the last few years. It helps out with the local expenses to keep the buildings operating and the church going,” Burr said.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at U Save Pharmacy and Loudon’s in Lexington, Five Points Bank in Sumner, and various Eddyville businesses. Tickets are $12 for adults ($13 at the door), $6 for kids ages 6-12 ($7 at the door), ages 5 and under are free.
This un-“Fore!”-gettable melodrama The Villain Took a Chip Shot or…Thar’s Gold in them Thar Greens takes place in a rundown lodge in Arizona. Due to financial trouble, the bank threatens to foreclose just before the idea of turning the lodge into a golf club arises. However, when an illusionist arrives, his drive for gold seems to drive a wedge in the plans.
Head out to the Eddyville Community Building (203 Sycamore St, Eddyville, NE 68834) on Saturday, March 17 for the 6 p.m. show or the matinee on Sunday at 3 p.m. Bring the entire family for soup, pie, and sandwiches. Barb Burr and the entire cast and crew appreciate the support of the area.
“It’s just something for the whole family and it’s definitely a good, fun evening for people to get together and have a few laughs,” Burr said.
Call 308-858-4601 for more information.