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'Tea for Two
in the Swan Valley'

Gloria Busch directed the melodrama.

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
April 2, 1998

Digital Photos by Kitty Logan,
Swan Valley School Principal


 'Tea for Two in the Swan Valley' played to a full house three nights last weekend at the Hungry Bear, raising $1,600 for the Swan Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Quick Response Unit (QRU).

Gloria Busch directed the local actors in a melodrama that kept the audience laughing throughout.

Suffy (Bob) Smith earned everyone's praise when he came on at the last minute to fill in as the main character, Henry Pompington, for D. K. Mitchell who was unable to perform for health reasons.

The dinner theatre, the third in the past five or six years, was performed at The Hungry Bear Steak House.

Interrupting the action is the Scrub Lady, Janey O'Brien.

Lee Eslick, left, and Jim Wheeler celebrate
another performance.

 

 

 

Rover, the faithful dog, was Judy Sumner.

Director Gloria Busch conferring with Mike
Holmes, a bouncer in the play.

 

 

Angie Yates kept the mood going with her piano playing.

Snuffy Smith relaxing after a performanc.
Snuffy played the lead role
as Mr. Pompington

 

 

 

 

Sue Cushman was the "Prompter of the Play."

Leah Mitchell, left, the Pompington's maid, relaxes after a performance with Jabet Wheeler who played Marigold Popington, the youngest of the Pompington daughters.

 

Singers, from left, Linda Styler, Ray Richardson, Jerry Watson, and Donna Richardson.

 

Tori Matthews (Petunia Pompington)
is rescued by Lee Eslick
(Victor Strongheart), a suitor of some repute.

 

 

Looking the part of a natural villain is Jim Wheeler (Rex Holmes), a wayfaring stranger.

 

In the audience, Ona Lake caused an uproar, complaining about Snuffy's cowboy hat, and was bounced out.

 

Bob Cushman, far right, stage manager, interrupts the action to the chagrine of Snuffy Smith, "Henry Pompington."

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