Have you ever wanted to peek inside a writer’s imagination?
Look no further — Willie Write is the unassuming hero in “Publish or Perish” or “Write Away,” the Olde Coloma Theatre’s current production.
In this tale, Willie aspires to be a celebrated author but fears he has no talent for the craft. Feeling pressure from everyone in his life, he struggles to write something, anything of worth.
A sea of interruptions and interference are perpetuated by his villainous editor, Aiden Pressure, with whom he has an unfortunate yet iron-clad contract; his best friend, Colm Icrelief, who insists on starring in the stories; his lovely and wealthy lady love, Paige Turner, whose heart he thinks he couldn’t possibly win; and his own imagination, which seems to have a mind of its own.
While the hero writes his tales, the audience will enjoy watching the stories unfold on stage.
Local playwright Melynda Tipton brings star-crossed lovers, kings and princesses, wealth and poverty, and never a dull moment to the Olde Coloma stage.
“Publish or Perish” features the heroic Derek Mutchler, the villainous Caleb Thomas, the enchantingly beautiful Victoria Check, the energetic and laughable Devin Barnes, and an ensemble cast which makes this a truly delightful and memorable show.
The play runs Fridays through Sundays through Sept. 19 at the Olde Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road in Coloma.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings; and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinées.
Tickets may be reserved by calling 530-626-5282, online at oldecolomatheatre.org or at the door. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $9 for seniors 55 and older and $5 for children 12 and under.
Nestled in picturesque Coloma, this local community theater is a non-profit that is run by volunteers. The Olde Coloma Theatre provides old-fashioned melodramas, freshly-popped popcorn, and family-friendly entertainment or everyone.