“Wally’s Café” Opens at the Langdon
For the price of a theater ticket, you can go to “Wally’s Café” and get a belly full of laughs at the Charlotte Players’ Landgon Playhouse April 6-15. The three-character play concerns Wally, a man who buys a café on the wrong side of the road that leads to Las Vegas. Along with his wife and their lone waitress, Wally watches the years go by and his hopes and dreams bite the considerable dust surrounding his restaurant.
Nevertheless, there is a happy ending to this gag-filled comedy that spans four decades. Jack Rabito directs this version of the play by Bobrick and Ron Clark, also the authors of “Norman, Is That You?”
Daulton Lunsford plays Wally, with Charlene Kircher as his wife Louise and Cheyenne Helfrich as Janet the waitress. Donna Hadley serves as stage manager, Scott Moody built the café set, Ellen Rehaut is handling the props, and Korinne Hill and Richard Itczak designed the costumes.
“It’s about three people and their relationship over a period of 35 to 40 years,” said Rabito. “There will be conflict, resolution and some surprises. It’s all about life as we get older.”
There are only six performances of “Wally’s Café,” so get your tickets early. Friday and Saturday evening shows start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.The venue is the Charlotte Players’ black box theater located inside the CommunityTheater Center, 1182 Market Street, Port Charlotte. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students, and may be ordered online here or by calling 941-255-1022. The Langdon is an intimate, 80-seat theater, so reservations are recommended.