Friday Night Live Five draws near

Those zany folks from Friday Night Live have been at it again writing all original material and working out some of the funniest local humor that has been seen in this, their fifth show.
Many of the skits, and news may be inspired by local people you know but they are all character driven so that even if you don’t know the people in the skits, or if you live in another location the material and the acting makes it entertaining enough you can’t help but laugh out loud. FNL V will feature retired meat-man and local entrepreneur Jon Holmes as guest host.
Producer Scot Grassette says, “Jon makes the perfect host, he’s well known (and mostly liked) in the community from being a long-time Poodunk snowmobile club president and member, volunteer firefighter, businessman and volunteer at the information center.” Scot also reports that the evening’s musical guest will be Ralph Arsenault, Scot mentions, “Ralph is a friend of mine from high school, he comes from a family that is rich in music in this community, his late father Mickey inspired the whole family to appreciate the art of music. We’re excited for Ralph to take the stage with us.”
FNL V will be directed by Duane Glover, who brings a wealth of knowledge of theater, and improv, and even though this show is completely scripted, improvisational skills can be very helpful to live stage actors.
Returning to the show are FNL favorites Tammy Schmersal, Zac Calden, Amanda Hamner, Eric Schmersal, Jen Foster, Duane Glover and Scot Grassette, This show also includes Mike Brennick returning after a hiatus from FNL IV, as his character Rod Wankerman from Wankerman’s Hardware in a skit that can not have too many innuendos. New to the cast this time is Ronnie Hutchinson, Ronnie is featured in several skits including Trenchy’s Jingle, Animal Thoughts, and more! There will also be a couple short films by Rumford natives. Steve Day stars and acts in “The Breakup” there will also be a commercial parody featuring Stew Smith called “Foil.”
Friday Night Live will take place at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater in Rumford. Enter the theater from the top back parking lot or the lower level doors and go to the theater on the second floor. The show happens on two weekends Jan. 30-31 as well as Feb. 6-7. Tickets are selling fast so don’t wait too long, all shows are expected to full houses. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for seating, social and a menu of pub food which could be a snack, or a full meal featuring several sandwiches wings, fried green beans, cheese platter and other items.

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