Apr 28 – Apr 29, 2018
Location: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, Kansas 66061
Appropriate for all ages!
Summary: Lucinda Mahaffie needs a birthday present for James Mahaffie. She gets ‘stuck’ in a roundabout on her way to town. The rest is ‘history’.
In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of James Beatty Mahaffie, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site and Olathe Civic Theatre Assocation are cooking up some fun for the whole family with an old-fashioned melodrama packed with more fiction than fact, but a whole lot of fun that gives Olathe’s history with the ’roundabout’!
PARKING: The day of the performance, please park in the parking lot near the Mahaffie House, not the Heritage Center. Signs will direct parking.
GOOD DEED: Proceeds go to Title I field trip scholarships to Mahaffie and maintenance of OCTA’s historic theatre building on Loula Street.
BAD WEATHER/REFUND POLICY: In case of inclement weather or conditions on either date, the event needs to be cancelled, tickets will not be refunded. Thank you.
Narrator – Like the lead singer who doesn’t play an instrument – Peter Leondedis
Re-Bekah – Girl guide – Rebekah Grieb
Beatty Mahaffie – Old guy, proprietor of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop – Charles Christesson Jr.
Lucy Mahaffie – Less old, Beatty’s wife, mother of 8 – Tracy Fox
Laffy Mahaffie – Female teen, Lucy and Beatty’s daughter – Jo Bledsoe Collins
Daffy Mahaffie – Female teen, Lucy and Beatty’s daughter – Jenn Ward
Zeke Mahaffie – Male, young man, Lucy and Beatty’s son – Camille Lerch
Sevenee Leven – Sufficient store owner – bad guy – Reed Uthe
Sir Carl Kay – Henchman – Derrick Freeman
Prairie Center – Hero – Sean Tevis
Grace Keeler – Goat Keeper – Amanda Albert
Cherry Anne Chestnut – Local girl, inexplicably wearing bridal gown – Lauren McDonnell
Goats: Tom and Huck – They are actual Spanish goats.
Director and Co-Author – Shelly Stewart Banks
Co-Author – Peter Leondedis
Stage Manager – Rita Marks
Accompanist – Roberta Wilkes
Costumes – Staff and volunteers of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
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