Pelican Players Community Theater presents “Drinking Habits” July 20-22 A door-slamming farce full of belly laughs, plot twists, and rampant paranoia. Sun City Center, Fla. — May 15, 2023 — “Drinking Habits,” a zany farce full of multi-layered, hysterical mistaken identity, is the second main-stage production offered this year by the Pelican Players Community Theater of Sun City Center. Written by award-winning playwright Tom Smith, “Drinking Habits" is an uproarious comedy about the threat of a small convent closing its doors and two nuns who desperately try to keep them open by secretly making and selling wine. The play ingeniously combines mistaken and assumed identities with well-drawn characters, revealed secrets, and an abundance of high jinks. “What drew me to the play is that it’s a fast-paced farce filled with entrances and exits, mistaken identities, and — at its heart — a good, old-fashioned love story. Actually, two love stories. Well, actually … three love stories,” says Paul Ansell, director of the show. “Oh, and did I mention that it all takes place within the walls of a convent?” Set in the Convent of the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing, the only actual needlework going on will be the audience when they are in stitches with laughter. The role of Mother Superior is being played by Shirley Walker; Sister Philamena is played by Kathryn Shea; Sister Augusta by Barbara Boyle; George by Kevin Steinke; Sally by Sandra Foell-Goldman; Paul by Steve Preuss; Sister Mary Catherine by Diane Keyes; and Father Chenille by James Williams. Julie Ramsey is assistant director, and Joy Dunn is stage manager. Audiences will have four opportunities to see the play, starting Thursday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.; Friday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, July 22, at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are on sale now at the Kings Point Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Evening performances are $16; $13 for matinees. Tickets will also be sold at the door for each show. All performances are at the Kings Point Veterans Theater in the North Clubhouse, 1900 Clubhouse Drive, in Sun City Center. Founded in 1981, the Pelican Players Community Theater, a 501(c)(3) organization run by volunteers, seeks to promote the dramatic arts by staging productions and educational activities. All profits go toward the Pelican Players Scholarship Fund, handled by Community Foundation Tampa Bay and benefiting local students pursuing the arts.
PPCT’s goal is to offer three main stage productions each year in the spring, fall and winter. There are usually three evening performances running Thursday through Saturday with one matinee on Saturday. At times, we may add a Sunday matinee based upon popularity and advance ticket sales for that show. We offer both cabaret-style (tables of eight) and stadium seating.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the Kings Point Box Office Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM. Evening performances are $16.00 or catch a matinee for $13.00. The Box Office is located in the back-right corner of the main clubhouse entrance.
If you are running short on time and cannot purchase a ticket in advance, there is always a Pelican Players volunteer selling tickets near the entrance to the theater at every show.
Our calendar is a good source for theater information.
Murder Mystery Theater
Does your meeting, reunion or get-together need some fun, brain-thinking and mystery-solving entertainment? PPCT may have a perfect brainteaser for your clan. We have been entertaining for many years with our Murder Mystery Theater in restaurants, clubs and event spaces. Our pricing plan is a very affordable add-on to your catering budget, To make you feel even better, profits from our Murder Mystery Theater go directly to a great cause; scholarships for Hillsborough County High School students through the Community Foundation Tampa Bay.
Contact us today to find out more. We would love to find out if our Murder Mystery Theater is the right entertainment for your group.
UPCOMING MURDER MYSTERY THEATER
October 1, 2023 TBA
January 13, 2024 "Crimes of Fashion" PRIVATE EVENT
As John Denver said, “Music does bring people closer together…” We can help you bring your group or club closer together with a performance by our Cabaret Singers. They are ready to sing their way into your heart and soul. Our pricing plan is very reasonable and our profits go directly to scholarships for Hillsborough County High School students.
If you want more information about booking our Cabaret Singers, please contact us today.
UPCOMING CABARET THEATER
PPCT offers Readers Theater select dates during the year. It is complimentary for the entire community. For those who love to read aloud or be read to, Readers Theater offers a safe and unique environment.
Some of our past performances have included popular plays like "War of the Worlds" and "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". We have also been known to stage local writer's scripts at our Readers Theater night as well.
Contact us so your name can be added to our mailing list. We can keep you up-to-date on our next Readers Theater audition or performance.
2023 READERS THEATER will be performed in
MAY, AUGUST and SEPTEMBER
SHOW titles To Be Announced for August 17 and September 21, 2023.
We have partnered with WSCQ-Sun Radio 93.6 FM to provide pre-recorded Radio Theater the last Friday of every month at 7:05 PM. If you miss the show, you can always come here to listen to the performance.
Contact us so your name can be added to our mailing list. We can keep you up-to-date on our next Radio Theater audition or performance.
Check our CALENDAR for each month's radio show.
PAST RADIO THEATER
These broadcasts will appear on our YouTube Channel.
PPCT offers TWIG Theater. This is another way we give back to our community. Our adult cast rehearses and travels to elementary schools, churches and libraries to perform for children. The plays we select contain valuable life lessons.
Please contact us for more information.