“Prunella in the Springs” to Open Friday, August 8

This year’s offering for Brush Creek’s annual melodrama is “Prunella in the Springs,” written by Shannon Copeland and Janet Carter. Director Norman Gouveia gives us the following “lowdown” on the show:

“Eeeevvvelll Slick Slimeball (boo! hiss!) wants to get his hands on the mineral springs that belongs to Mrs. Purity Goodheart & her lovely, innocent daughter, Prunella (aahhhh!).

“Slimeball has a plan to turn Hubbard into the Mecca of the Mid-Willamette Valley. He has a dupe, Poindexter, and a secret wife in Scarlet Bareall, the proprietress of the Marquam Saloon & Gamboling House. Helping Prunella is our hero, Chester A. Bighunk, who is loyal and kind and good (aahhh!). Will Slick’s plan fail? Will he get the Springs? Only the piano player, Willamette Willy, who has a secret past, knows—–or DOES he????”

Come join the fun!

The show will open Friday, August 8 and run three weekends before closing on Sunday August 24. Performances are 7 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 pm on Sunday afternoons.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for children under 12, seniors 60 and over, and students with ID). They can be purchased in advance at Runaway Art & Craft Studio (311 NE Commercial, 503-881-6270) in downtown Salem or at Books-N-Time (210 N Water St, Suite B, 503-874-4311) in downtown Silverton. They also will be available at the door 30 minutes before each performance.

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