CANTON FESTIVAL THEATRE TO PRESENT STEINBECK PLAY
AT LEWIS STREET PLAYHOUSE
Mo.—Canton Festival Theatre will present “You’re Never Too Old” at the Lewis
Street Playhouse in Canton, Mo., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and 3 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 2. General admission tickets are available in advance or at the door for
“You’re Never Too Old” is a two act
comedy written by Canton native David Steinbeck. The play follows opportunist
Robert Dudley Dewithers and his son as they meet two spinster sisters who serve
as marks in their get-rich-quick scheme. The sisters, Orphelia and Amanda,
decide to shake up their routine and take a chance on the traveling pair.
Robert Dudley and his son vow not to mention marriage; but after a few dates,
they may just change their minds!
The play is directed by Carol
Mathieson and the cast includes Jerry Davis as Robert Dudley Dewithers, Jim
Ellison as Darrell Dewithers, Diane Brown as Orphelia Perkins, Patti Meldrum as
Amanda Perkins and Susie Job as Annabelle Newton.
The late David Steinbeck penned a
collection of short plays that were often performed by the Canton Festival
Theatre. Publisher of the Canton Press-News
Journal for 37 years, Steinbeck was inducted into the Missouri Press
Association Newspaper Hall of Fame posthumously in 2008.
Lewis Street Playhouse is a project of the Canton Area Arts
Council. For more information and a schedule of upcoming events, visit www.showmecanton.com and click on Lewis Street Playhouse.