RANTOUL — Rantoul Theatre Group, which lost its building last year, is alive and well and will present its first production post-Grissom Hall Theatre.
"The Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner," a comedy by Pat Cook, will be presented at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22, at J.W. Eater Junior High, 400 Wabash Ave.
The tale revolves around three geriatric sisters who are patients, and all they want to do is sit at home and talk to one another — all at the same time.
So another person is moved in with them. Doc Lomax has a new nurse needing a place to live — a nurse with a secret.
The hard part is convincing the sisters they need a roomer. In no time, however, Nurse Jean has them planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks and wearing jogging suits while they race each other to the corner. But when the nephew shows up with a plan to sell the family house, things seem to get complicated again, especially with Christmas just around the corner.
The heartwarming piece is loaded with wisecracks and one-liners that keep the laugher flowing.
The cast includes Dora Miller, played by Sue Sawyer; Maggie Brown, by Chris Keller Wallace; Lydia Van Horn, by Sharon Horsley, Doc Lomax, by Randy Offner; Jean Mitchell, by Karen Hughes; Calvin Murphy, by Clay Nelson, Phillip Van Horn, by Rich Medlen; Jessie Brown, by Cynthia McEntire, and Blue, by Katie Wallace-Landers.
Rantoul Theatre Group lost its home when Grissom Hall was closed due to its condition and cost of upkeep.
Coming up, RTG, will release part of its 2017 season, have a membership drive and have forms for its Christmas fundraiser in its program.
"We want to take the time to thank the community for their support, The Rantoul Public Library — a place to rehearse — and Eater Junior High for their stage," RTG spokeswoman Jessie Holmes said.
Reservations may be made by calling 217-552-1730.