ALTON — Alton Little Theater will showcase another new comedy, “Kosher Lutherans” by William Missouri Downs, for eight performances Oct. 16-26.
Director Mark Hilgert says he was drawn to the script because of its clever dialogue and the surprising dilemmas faced by two friends and two couples trying to start a family. The show was a popular offering at the Hot City Theater in St. Louis last year. ALT’s cast consists of Ian Thomas Hardin (Ben) and Andrew Chamness (Franklyn) as best friends who often “play” on their namesake. Tanya Fox (Hannah), Meredith Elfrink (Martha) and Deborah Dhue (Alison) play the women who turn the guys’ world upside down.
Set in California, the comedy still manages to take a serious look at faith, relationships and “Midwestern sensibilities.” In the end, the couples learn about themselves and the audience is reminded of the influences — big and small — children have on our lives. It is no secret Hilgert might have identified with the play’s themes having become the father of triplets at age 50.
Tickets are available online at www.altonlittletheater.org/ and by stopping by or calling the Showplace during Box Office hours at (618) 462-3205, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; or by calling Extreme Tix at (888) 695-0888.