Local actors are wrapping up rehearsals for their production of a darkly provocative modern comedy, with the curtains set to rise on “Mr. Marmalade” by Noah Haidle.
The story, which contains adult themes and foul language, deals with growing up in modern society.
Much of the story deals with the interaction of 4-year-old Lucy, played by Kristi Doll, and her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade, played by Martin Holt.
With a twist on modern society, Mr. Marmalade has to check his schedule before he can come talk to Lucy. He also has some quirks — the 4-year-old main character has to deal with his drug addiction, pornography fetish and assaulting of his — also imaginary — personal assistant, Bradley, played by Jim Meehan.
Others in the cast include Stephanie Elliott, playing Lucy’s mother Sookie and other characters; and Matt Twedt playing George and other characters; Chad Zuelke as Larry; and Michael Sloan as a cactus.
The play is scheduled to run Friday and Saturday this week, Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6, with the doors and backstage lounge opening at 7:30 p.m. and the production starting at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices for the production are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Northern students gain free admission with a valid student identification card.