WyCo Players to Stage ‘Seven Brides’ This Weekend

The Wyoming County Players pose for their upcoming production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Pictured in the front row are Jacob Robinson, Sarah Brown, Saige Kleyman, Paul DeGroat, Edward Baumeister and Julia Risitano. Middle row is Angel Trowbridge, Danielle Perone, Wendy Kleyman, Coral Kleyman, Theresa Caines, Gina Perone, Molly Goodwin, Will Hagenbuch, Igor Kleyman, Kim Whipple and Gary Sands. Back row is Glenn Brown, Rachel Zayleskie, Tadzi Trowbridge, Karl Barbee, Jim Priestner, Will Wassel, Natalie Markovitz and Dean Perone. Missing when photo was taken were Christopher Hanna and Doug Priestner.

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The Wyoming County Players will kick off Eaton Township’s Bicentennial Celebration this weekend with their annual summer musical. This year’s community theater production, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” will open Friday evening, July 14 at 7 pm. On Saturday, July 15, shows are at 3 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers – all living in his cabin.

Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness.

We decided on this play because it takes place in the 1830’s Oregon Territory. Eaton Township was probably just as rural and rugged in 1817 with folks as tenacious as the characters in the play,” stated Director Ron Whipple. “We’ve discovered a new voice in our female lead, Gina Perone from Factoryville. She plays Millie and is sure to delight audiences. Will Hagenbuch, a Player veteran, is Adam Pontipee. Will is a favorite of our fan base. Karl Barbee has choreographed some exciting dance production numbers and, the cast of 27 will throw in some surprises throughout!”

Theater goers will also note the renovations being made to the Starlite Playhouse. Thanks to a grant from the Procter & Gamble Company, new cushioned seats are available for customer’s enjoyment.

Make sure to attend all of Eaton Township’s festivities this coming weekend.

For more information on the show, ticket purchases or directions, please call 570-836-6986 or email kimdwhipple@frontier.com.

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