“Welcome to Ed and Lurleen’s basement for Christmas entertainment.”
That’s Brenda Hastert’s official invitation to the Lecompton Community Pride Theatre Group’s annual Christmas Comedy Production.
“It’s a Madison County Christmas is to be presented by our community actors,” announced Hastert of the historic community’s Pride Committee. “Shows are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, at the Lecompton Community Pride Building.”
The play performed by local actors and actresses is about a TV show called “Live With Ed and Lurleen.”
Set in Madison County, Arkansas, in Ed and Lurleen’s basement, the play is a “Regis and Kelly like show.” Guests, singing and a cooking segment make the show complete.
The Pride Building is at 620 Woodson in Lecompton with the Saturday evening show starting at 6:30.
“We’ll have a Sunday dinner of chicken fried steak and all the fixings,” Hastert said. “Doors open at noon, with the meal served at 12:30, and the show begins at 1:30. For those only coming to the performance, seating begins at 1:15.”
Of course, there’s limited seating for both the Saturday evening performance, and the Sunday dinner and show matinee.
Thus, reservations are required and must be made by calling 785-887-6691.
Theatre play cast from the Lecompton Community Pride group include Nora Dunnaway, Mary Stewart, Mary Erickson, Greg Howard, Ivan Frye, Susan Hack, Allyson Christman and Chris Roush.