Laugh-a-minute comedy, Exit Laughing, opens June 9 at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre
SALEM—Exit Laughing, a hilarious, award-winning comedy, opens June 9 and runs through July 1 at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre.
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years is your weekly bridge night out with “the girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three Southern ladies from Birmingham, you “borrow” your friend’s ashes from the funeral home on bridge night, so she doesn’t have to spend her last evening alone in the funeral home. And that simple act of enduring friendship leads to the wildest, most exciting night of your lives, including a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.
With a plot like that, it’s no wonder Exit Laughing is an AACT NewPlayFest award-winning show.
“It’s a fun, funny and touching play,” said director Karen McCarty.
“While this small-cast comedy will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter, it also has a simple but important message,” McCarty added. “Don’t let life’s moments pass you buy. Make sure you enjoy living to the fullest, so when your time comes, you can exit laughing.”
The cast of Pentacle Theatre’s production of Exit Laughing includes:
· Jodi Deming as Connie.
· Brent Didde as Policeman/Bobby.
· Patti Hasbrouck as Millie.
· Kelli Jaecks as Leona.
· Emilie Sass as Rachel Ann.
Know Before You Go
What: Exit Laughing by Paul Elliot.
Directed by: Karen McCarty. Technical director: Chris Behnam.
When: Friday, June 9 – Saturday, July 1.
Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem.
Exit Laughing is suitable for teens and adults who can handle its mature comedy.
Exit Laughing is sponsored by M&D Cabinets.
Buy e-tickets online at tickets.penatacletheatre.org or call 503-485-4300.
· Tiered ticket prices range from $17 to $37.
· Frontline healthcare workers, students and people who hold an Oregon Trail Card are eligible for a 50 percent discount.
· Tickets are also available at the theater box office 45 minutes before each performance.
· Half-price student rush tickets for last-minute open seats are available at the theatre box office 15 minutes before each performance with a valid school ID.