Ritz Theater Sanford


Play on! - by Rick Abbot

A 2024 Ritz Theater Theatrical Production

May 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM , May 12 & 19 at 3 PM, May 18 at 2 PM

Directed by Jenny Congiardo

One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. However, she had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theater. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, and by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Cast List

Gerry, the Director: Lisa Davidson Hines
Phyllis, the playwright: Sally Green
Aggie, the stage manager: Tianna Stevens
Louie, the lighting/sound/stage tech: Max Wadley
Henry, the established character actor playing Lord Dudley (married to Polly): Adam Cornett
Polly, the established character actress playing Lady Margaret (married to Henry): Amy Parnell
Violet, the dim witted access playing the ingenue Diana: Cayman Stranahan
Billy, the spirited actor playing the young man of fortune, Steven: Conor McNamara
Saul, the established actor playing the villain Dr. Rex Forbes: Joshua Hernandez
Smitty, the inexperienced teen playing Doris the maid: Emma Wadley
Swing: Andy Otwell
Swing: Risa Katz
Swing: Taliyah Meyers

“Play On!” is presented in arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Title: “Play On!” 
Author Credits: “Play On!” by Rick Abbot