For Hub City Times
ABBOTSFORD — Rehearsals are well underway for the ShowCase Players’ latest production, “Ghost of a Chance,” written by husband and wife writing team Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. This romantic comedy is directed by Kevin Wyeth from Curtiss and is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
“Ghost of a Chance” will be staged in the Colby High School Theater over two consecutive weekends: Feb. 10-12 and Feb. 17-19. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8 at the door, and attendees may get $1 off the price of admission with the donation of a nonperishable food item.
Also, the Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester, Owen, and Withee Public Libraries are each giving away a pair of free tickets to “Ghost of a Chance.”
Bethany (Melissa Fleischmann of Unity) is bright, strong, independent, beautiful, and has zero self-esteem. She has brought her fiance, Floyd (Jordan Clark-Aschenbrenner from Rib Mountain), and his mother, Verna (Elaine Haas of Colby), up to her Northwoods cabin, the site of the hunting accident that killed her first husband, Chance (Greg Jackan from Marshfield). Much to Bethany’s consternation, Chance’s ghost is still there.
Bethany brings in the kooky psychic Crystal (Dawn Kasper-Harder from Medford) in attempt to deal with the ghost of her husband. Chance, meanwhile, is trying everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd and selling his old hunting cabin to Adam Lucas (Edgar Ausbourne of Spencer), who wants the cabin for himself.
For more information, photos, and video clips, find The ShowCase Players on Facebook.