Newton Community Theatre will be presenting the
one-act comedy Lone Star for the 2013 Festival!
By James McLure


Roy - Scott Schaeffer
Ray - Lonnie Appleby
Cletis - John Dougan

Festival Dates
WE WON 1st Place!!! ----->   * Iowa Community Theatre Festival will be April 4-7, 2013 at Newton Community Theatre
1st Runner Up!!! ----->   * Region V Festival will be April 26-28, 2013 in Fargo, North Dakota
* National Festival will be June 17-23 in Carmel, Indiana

Directed by Wanda Blount

THE STORY:  The play takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar.  Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community.  Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits.  Apparently Roy cherishes three things above all; his country, his sexy young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird.  With the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse as it gradually comes out that Ray had slept with his brother's wife during his absence and, horror of horrors, has just demolished his cherished Thunderbird.  But, despite all, the high good humor of the play never lapses, and all ends as breezily and happily as it began.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of 'Lone Star', winner of the 2013 ICTA Festival competition!

They now advance to the AACT Regional competition to be held in Fargo, ND April 26-28!  To help pay for travel expenses to the competition, NCT is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday April 20th.  At the event, you'll see exactly what happens during the competition:  timed setup, 60-minute performance and timed tear-down of the set.  In addition, you'll be invited backstage to see the infamous 10'x10' "box" that the cast, crew and set must all fit into before and after the performance.  So, come join us at Newton Community Theatre on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 PM for your last chance to see the one-act comedy, 'Lone Star'.  This is a free-will donation fundraising event, so please come out and support us!!!

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Children of any age are not recommended.  It is intended for mature audiences only.  'Lone Star' contains adult content, adult language and adult situations.  If you are not offended by such things, then . . .

You. Will. Laugh!!