Playmakers opens 64th season with "Love and Laughter'

Playmakers opens 64th season with "Love and Laughter'

Wit and charm come together in Chappell’s modern English comedy.

After a blockbuster season, Playmakers Inc. Community Theater opens its 64th season with Wife After Death by Eric Chappell, a British comedy about a funeral gone awry. Performances run August 24th through September 9th, 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Reserved seating available online at

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died. On the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s witty wife; Kevin, Dave’s exuberant agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.
Rex Badeaux and Delyth Williams lead the cast as Harvey and Vi Barrett, with Robert Fielding as Kevin, Joan Soboloff as Jane and Ashley Campbell as Kay. Jane McNulty completes the cast as Laura Thursby.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Visit to pick your seat and find more information about future productions. Looking for an original, unforgettable gift that keeps giving all year? Get your loved one a season ticket, too!

Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1955, located approximately 4 miles north of Covington at 19106 Playmakers Rd., off Hwy. 437/ N. Lee Rd. At Playmakers Rd., turn left and follow through the San Souci Forest to the end of the road. You will be directed where to park.

Playmakers, Inc. is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.


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