(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will open its fifty-second season with Lisa Rowe’s Psych, beginning November 15.
A contemporary farce, Psych focuses on Edward Baxter (Heath A. Diehl), a once successful psychiatrist who, at the opening of the show, is on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife (Karen Long), after being framed for murder. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith (Mark DeNucci), a fellow psychiatrist and a man with demons of his own. When Edward’s meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry and leaves Edward clinging precariously to his last shred of sanity, Dr. Smith’s psychic patient, Lydia (Deb Shaffer), gains Edward’s trust and helps him find justice. The play includes slapstick, wordplay, and some dark humor.
The cast includes: DeNucci (Dr. Smith/Sam); Diehl (Edward); Shaffer (Lydia); Long (Suzanne); Garrett Hummel (Irving); James Freeman (Gangster); and Veronica Oliver (Pizza Person).
The production is directed by Inge Klopping.
Psych will open on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 16 and 23, all at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, November 17 and 24 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.
Tickets for the production are $15/adults, $13/seniors and students, and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.
The Players’ season also includes The Drowsy Chaperone (which opens in late February) and Leaving Iowa (which opens in late-April).
Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty-one years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to firstname.lastname@example.org.