The Historic Fayette Theater’s production of the amusing family comedy, “The Clumsy Custard & Ice Cream Clone Review” will be on stage July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on July 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.
The show is a comical, family play with clashes between good and evil. Those in the audience will meet the spoiled Princess Prince, played by Mykah Price; the charming, kind-but-not-too-bright father to the princess, King Dumb, portrayed by Matt Carter; the dashing Swashbuck Valparaiso performed by Trey Hart; and his whimsical sidekick, the three-horned Worfle, who is played by Dominic Jiles. These are the good guys.
The dashing Swashbuck sets out to win the hand of Princess Prince, incurring the wrath of a number of slightly bizarre villains who are intent on keeping the princess from her destiny and taking the throne from the king, including Tyler Richards as Malforce; his evil counterpart, Alphasia, played by Rachel White; along with Chase Hughart as Dacron, whose eyes are more for the Princess’ inheritance than for the girl herself.
The Good vs. Evil cast is rounded out by Polly and Ester portrayed by Marissa Montgomery and Delilah Arnt; Tiara Brown as Head; Jaxson Ingram as Sir Vival; Tristan Swafford as Sir Cumference; Abby Hart, Ally Hart and Kaylee Hart sharing the roles of the Clumsy Custard and Turkey Spiders; and Emilea Pittman and Madison Wills as ushers to the royal throne. Alex White will perform as Arnis Boheme, the Narrator.
The play is directed by Alex Richardson of Oak Hill, making her directorial debut at HFT. Richardson is doing this project as a part of a summer internship for West Virginia Wesleyan, where she is studying Theater and Music.
This talented young woman has been part of the HFT family for years, starting as an extra at the age of 10, and performing in many productions including “Sheherazade,” “Rest Assured,” “The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree,” “Doo Wop Wed Riding Hood” and “Oz.”
“Supporting our new director, we have many actors and actresses in this production, several with previous stage experience and also several newcomers, making a total of 15 talented actors and actresses on the stage. It’s going to be a really great show,” says Christy Ingram, HFT’s administrator.
Tickets for “The Clumsy Custard & Ice Cream Clone Review” are available at the HFT box office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets also can be purchased online with a credit card at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the 24-hour ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets are $10 for adults and only $7 for seniors and children under 12. For group reservations or additional information, call the theater at 304-574-4655.