Rehearsals begin for Black Comedy

The cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun. “Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer will be performed as a fundraiser to help restore the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The play is about Brindsley Miller, a young sculptor and his debutante fiancée Carol Melkett. The couple have borrowed some expensive, antique furniture from his neighbor Harold’s flat without his permission in order to impress an elderly millionaire art collector coming to view Brindsley’s work, and Carol’s father Colonel Melkett. When the power fails, Harold returns early, and Brindsley’s ex-mistress Clea shows up unexpectedly, things slide into disaster for him.Performance dates are July 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets will be $5 per person with children 5 and under free. For more information, contact Katy at 325-436-1510.The cast for Black Comedy is as follows: Brindsley: Aaron Williamson, Hermleigh graduate; Carol: Schyler Kimbrell, Highland graduate; Harold: Jordan Garza, Highland graduate; Miss Furnival: Donna Shelton, Sweetwater graduate & resident; Colonel: Brandon Stevens, Highland student; Clea: Jessica Smith, Highland graduate; Schuppanzigh: Preston Rowlett, Highland graduate & Stephen F. Austin student; Bamberger: Jeff Stein, KXOX; Director/Coordinator: Katy Fullwood, Highland graduate & Texas A&M University student; Stage Manager: Alice Bell, Highland student.