RANGELEY – Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present “The Curious Savage” Oct. 21 to 23 in the Lakeside Theater.

The cast has Rangeley people who’ve been in many local productions and people new to the Rangeley stage, but not to acting.

The play is directed by Joan Dunlap. Anne Roundy is the producer.

In the play, Mrs. Ethel Savage has inherited $10 million from her husband, and has wonderful plans for the money.

She wants to set up a memorial fund in her husband’s name to help people realize their hopes and dreams.

But her three stepchildren have other plans. In order to get their hands on the fortune, they institutionalize Mrs. Savage in an upscale sanitarium. Although they say they want to help her come to her senses, it’s obvious that they just want her money.

This laugh-out-loud play takes place in The Cloisters, the sanitarium becomes Mrs. Savage’s new home. There, she meets five perfectly delightful residents who, because they have had difficulty adjusting to life on the outside, call The Cloisters home.

Ethel Savage is played by Penny Salm. Her children are Sen. Titus Savage (Barry Libby), Judge Samantha Savage (Judy Hunger) and Lilli Belle (Ana Wetherill).

Residents of The Cloisters are Fairy May (Brittany Wetherill), Hannibal (John Weisz), Jeffrey (Les Hoekstra), Florence (Pam Thomas) and Mrs. Paddy (Carmen Glidden).

Curtain for all three performances is 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for seniors and students.


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