BU Alumni Players to stage 'Laffing Room Only'

For immediate release: July 22, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University Alumni Players will stage the madcap comedy "Laffing Room Only" in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Show times are July 24, 25 and 31 at 8 p.m., July 26 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission and $4 for senior citizens and students.

The comedy by Tim Kelly, suitable for all ages, is set in a dilapidated hotel, Whispering Pines, which Gloria Alexander is about to lose for back taxes. She'd gladly sell the place, but there are no takers. Enter two state officials with plans to make the hotel a base for a sting operation. They put out the word that the hotel will accept stolen goods, hoping to catch petty criminals who are operating in the area. Soon the lobby is populated by a parade of cheerful eccentrics.

BU alumnus James H. Slusser '90/'92/'04 directs the production. Other BU alumni involved as cast members include James Sachetti '73, David O'Brien '73/'77/'04, Mark Lehnowsky '08 and Audra Hope Hearity dePrisco '95. "Laffing Room Only" is the 14th alumni summer theater production at BU.