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Strauss Theater Brings Wit, Surprise, and Solace to Dinner Theater

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Short stories can sometimes be more engaging and fun than long novels -- a lesson that's not missed by the Strauss Theatre. The theater hosts a run of two one act plays as part of an evening of dinner theater. Two plays, entitled Not My Cup of Tea and Lone Star, are fast-paced, funny, and entertaining.

The first play of the evening Not My Cup of Tea by A.F. Groff, is about an elderly woman with two spinster daughters. The plot follows the daughters' efforts to euthanize their mother. Terry Cunningham plays the role of the mother.

“I’ve enjoyed trying to find the personality in her. People tend to look at old people and stereotype them, and so I’m hoping I can interject just a little pep and humor,” says Cunningham.

The second play, Lone Star by James McLure, is set in Maynard, Texas. It follows two brothers who are reunited after the older brother returns from Vietnam.  Over the course of the play, the older brother comes to learn that things do change, even if you want them to stay the same. Dane Warner plays the humorous role of Cletus T. Fullernoy.

“The way the characters play of each other in this short amount of time is really neat, and I think people will really enjoy it,” says Warner.

Performances are on March 11-12 and  March 18-19 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $45 and include a meal and beverages. Contact the Strauss Theater box office at (318) 323-6681 for tickets and information.

Kirby Rambin is a natural entertainer, having played violin since the age of 9 and performing publicly since he was just 12. As a teen, he performed with the Monroe Youth Symphony and the Louisiana All-State Orchestra.
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