Estes Park theater group ‘casts a spell’ with three-act comedy


The Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company, known for performing high-quality, classical plays, presents John Van Druten’s three-act comedy, “Bell, Book and Candle,” Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, in the Studio Theatre at The Masonic Lodge of Estes Park.

Established in 2008, the theatre company is a “very nonprofit” corporation formed to perform classical plays of various genres from comedy to intrigue to musicals. The company is made up of local area volunteers from every walk of life. Each play is produced on a six week basis with auditions, reading, blocking, staging and production all occur within that time frame.

“Bell, Book and Candle,” a comedy in three acts, is the story of witch Gillian Holroyd who casts a spell on publisher Shepherd Henderson so he falls madly in love with her. Because witches can not fall in love, Gillian must choose between the life of a witch or the life of a normal.

The cast includes Elizabeth Potter as Gillian Holroyd, Curtis Kelly as Shepherd Henderson, Nancy Pickering Thomas as Miss Holroyd, Tim Pankey as Nicky Holroyd, Rich Mitchell as Sidney Redlitch and Bobbin as Pyewacket. The production’s crew consists of Director Christann Higley, Stage Manager Lonnie Erskine, Technical Director Michael Bonk and Managing Director A. W. (Art) Blume III.

The play will be performed Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 7,8,14,15 at 7 p.m. and Sundays Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at The Studio Theatre in The Masonic Lodge of Estes Park, 1820 South St. Vrain Ave. Adult tickets are $15 and advance purchase is suggested. The theatre is small and seating is limited. Tickets may only be purchased with cash or check at MacDonald Bookshop, 152 East Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park.

The group is always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to become members of the theatre company, even if you do not want to perform.

Visit or find them on Facebook to learn more.

Originally published in the November 2014 issue of MMAC Monthly

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