INDIANAPOLIS — The Buck Creek Players will open their 2012-13 season "In the Spotlight" with the farce "Flaming Idiots," written by Tom Rooney.
Opening Sept. 21 and running for two weekends through Sept. 30, curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. All performances are at Buck Creek Playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and senior citizens (ages 62 and older). Reservations are recommended and may be reserved online at BuckCreekPlayers.com or by calling 862-2270. Group discounts are also available for parties of 10 or more.
Two new and inexperienced restaurant owners, Phil (Jason A. Roll) and Carl (David Piland), decide to cook up more than just food to entice people to visit their failing business. They settle on a pretend murder scheme that will generate interest from the press - a murder to replicate a shooting similar to one which occurred at a competing restaurant. Meanwhile, interesting characters move in and out through the swinging doors, including a deaf cook (Erin Walton), a would-be actor (Ben Rockey), a mounted policeman (Mark Perkins), a convict (Cito Wyatt), a dead body and a hit man, each creating mix-ups and intrigue.
Theatre veteran Bernard Wurger makes his directorial debut for Buck Creek Players after last appearing on our stage in "Ghosts" in 2010. Joining Wurger on the production team are Aaron B. Bailey and Lynne B. Robinson (producers), Jeff Rowand (lighting and sound designer), Sue Kuehnhold (costume designer), Terry Downey (stage manager), and Melissa DeVito (properties).