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Roundabout! Melodrama – an OCTA and Mahaffie Special Event



Apr 28 – Apr 29, 2018 
Location: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, Kansas 66061


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’!


The melodrama takes place on the grounds of the historic Mahaffie Farm and is one hour. Choose between two performance time—5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (food served between performances on Saturday), or Sunday at 2 pm. The Sunday performance will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.


Cast (In order of appearance):

Narrator – like the lead singer who doesn’t play an instrument – Peter Leondedis
Re-Bekah – girl guide – Rebekah Grieb
Beattie Mahaffie – old guy, proprietor of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop – Charles Christesson Jr.
Lucy Mahaffie – less old, Beattie’s wife, mother of 8 – Tracy Fox
Laffy Mahaffie – female teen, Lucy and Beattie’s daughter – Jo Bledsoe Collins
Daffy Mahaffie – female teen, Lucy and Beattie’s daughter – Jenn Ward
Zeke Mahaffie – male, young man, Lucy and Beattie’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
Stage Manager – Rita Marks

Live accompaniment for Roundabout will be provided by Roberta Wilkes


On SATURDAY, your ticket price includes one admission, a meal served at the reception between shows, and a coupon for a free visit to Mahaffie ($20).


On SUNDAY, the ticket price includes one admission and a coupon for a free visit to Mahaffie ($10).


This event raises funds for Title I field trip scholarships to Mahaffie and maintenance of OCTA’s historic building. Tickets can be purchased at Mahaffie, OCTA (cash only, and during regularly scheduled season performances), or online at the following links:


Saturday 5 pm:



Saturday at 7:30 pm:


Sunday at 2:00 pm: