Once again, the Escalon High School Drama Club is getting ready for a show – offering up the comical farce ‘Every Little Crook and Nanny’ on Nov. 15 and 16.
Show times are Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission; students with ID and kids 12 and under get in for $7.
The play was written by Pat Cook and is a comedy focused on determining who might have robbed a bank.
Lead characters include Lillie Scones, a retired nanny who now runs a boarding house. She and her two friends, Jocelyn and Carmella, enjoy gossip and get caught up in a bank robbing scheme, possibly perpetrated by a former boarder, Stuart, who has returned to rent a room at the boarding house.
There’s also a police academy graduation, a huge cat that is heard but unseen, bumbling crooks and lots of confusing clues. It all adds up to a play that will keep the audience – and the investigating police chief – guessing ‘who done it’ until the end.
Cast members include: Angela Simoes, Lillie; Emma Ballard, Jocelyn; Katie Beall, Carmella; Jakob Hunter, Stu; Kurt Romanowski, Pat; Nestor Flores, Teddy; April Strand, Betty; Wesley Keane, Gerald; Christian Davalos, Police Chief Dan; Tess Bedell, Mrs. Simms.
The play is set in Lillie’s boarding house in the 1990s.
It is a two-act play, with a brief intermission in between the acts and will be staged in the Escalon High School Performing Arts Center.