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MAT slates 'Rugburns' dinner theater in Havre, Chinook


Last updated 4/6/2018 at 12:16pm

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Bonnie Ortner, left, playing Susan Portman, and Anjanett Hawk, who plays Bitsy Barsumi, clash during rehearsal Thursday over a bottle of wine that Bitsy had brought to Bonnie's house party in the play "Rugburns" which is an original play by Jay Pyette. The play, which is a building crescendo of ridiculous and preposterous engagements, runs two hours and opens April 13.

Montana Actors' Theatre is again combining drama and food with fine meals set to be served before three weekends of a locally written dark comedy.

The acting troupe is producing "Rugburns," written by its artistic director, Jay Pyette, starting the weekend of April 13-14 and running the following two weekends.

Pyette, who also is directing the production, said the play is a fast-paced comedy.

"A ludicrous farce where things spin out of control so quickly based on the personalities of the characters," he said.

The play has some mature material, starting with a man - Harold, who owns the...

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