The roof will be raised with toe-tappin' tunes as Our Productions Theatre Co. & Theatre FMPAT presents PUMP BOYS & DINETTES by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. The show runs December 13 - 23 in the Black Box Theater at the MCL Grand, 100 North Charles Street in Lewisville.
On Highway 57, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, stands a gas station. Across the blacktop is a roadside eatery called the Double Cupp Diner. The four guys at the station, Jim, Jackson, Eddie and L.M., have been known to do some auto repairs, but only when aided by quantities of time and beer. The Cupp sisters, Prudie and Rhetta, celebrate their home cooking with the same zeal they bring to being neighbourly with the boys. This is their musical tribute to life by the roadside!
Playing and singing cast members include Mark Mullino, who also directs, Doug Jackson, Angie McWhorter, Rick Norman, Stephanie Riggs, and John Venable. The piece is produced in conjunction with Samuel French Musicals and Actors' Equity Association, with sponsors including The Town of Flower Mound and The Texas Commission on the Arts & The National Endowment for the Arts.
Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. December 13 - 23. All seats for Thursday, Friday and Sunday performances are $25, and Saturday nights are $30. There is a $3 discount for seniors, students, and children. Groups of 10 or more save 10%.
Purchase your tickets in advance for best seating at www.ourproductionstheatreco.org, click 'Tickets'. Mastercard or Visa is required. Cash/Check sales are only available at the box office, which opens one hour prior to curtain the night of each performance. Parking, directions, and other information is also available at the website.
Our Productions Theatre Co./Theatre FMPAT is a professional non-profit theatrical charitable organization 501 (c) 3 whose mission is to develop cultural growth in North Texas. Beginning its’ 20thSeason, Our Productions/Theatre FMPAT challenges audiences through presentation of new, diverse, and classic theatrical productions for both adults and children; raising awareness of important issues through performance; fostering the educational development of future artists; and preserving the heritage of live theatrical performance for both current and future generations. It has been the only professional company, using Actors’ Equity Association contracts, in Denton County since 1993. Our Productions/Theatre FMPAT is a resident company at the new Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts/Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre (MCL Grand) Black Box, located at 100 North Charles Street in Lewisville. For additional information visit www.ourproductionstheatreco.org on the web or call 972-724-2147.
Pictured: Rick Norman, Mark Mullino, Stephanie Riggs, John Venable, Angie McWhirter, and Doug Jackson are the Pump Boys & Dinettes. Photo Credit: Scott Kirkham.