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A Comedy by Leslie Kimball
Directed by Alec Wimmer

April 19-28

Inside the Magnolia Place Assisted Living, the days creep by for retired burlesque queen Beatrice and her aging friends. Things have gone from dull to dangerous now that Nurse Pat Jones has joined the staff and Beatrice is desperate to board a Sassy Seniors Cruise but before she can talk her crew into joining the adventure they'll have to investigate the disappearance of their resident physician, go under cover to uncover the significance of a mysterious pill being handed out with alarming regularity, and enlighten the authorities on the "dark side" of the building. Team work is just the ticket to save the day and savor the ride through retirement! 


                                SARAH ANDERSON  (Beatrice Shelton)
                                Sarah Anderson is very excited to be cast as the feisty Beatrice in                                 this production. This is her tenth performance on stage with                                 Purple Box Theater. Previous roles included Gwendolyn in The                                 Importance of Being Earnest, the mercurial Theodora in The                                 Haunting of Hill House, the spirited LaVonda in Sordid Lives,                                 an eccentric Medium in All Because of Agatha, Elaine in the                                 always entertaining Arsenic and Old Lace, the flirty and fun                                 Lexie in The Dixie Swim Club, the edgy Meg in Crimes of the Heart and poor, beaten down Stephanie in Web of Murder.  
Previous stage experience involved short stage performances and work behind the scenes as part of stage crews and as stage crew manager. She is honored to be part of this extremely talented cast in this adaptation of Four Old Broads. A special thanks to my son, Wil, for his dedication to helping me create “Beatrice”. Stay young at heart!

                                DEBORAH WINTERS CHANEY  (Eaddy Mae Clayton) Deborah                                 Winters Chaney began her film career when she was 14 in NYC. 
                                She has worked in several films including, Me, Natalie - Hail                                 Hero - The People Next Door - Class of '44 - Kotch - Blue                                 Sunshine - The Lamp, and has also worked in episodic                                 television shows, a Movie of the Week, a CBS Playhouse, and                                 the Mini Series, "Winds of War."  She has performed in                                 commercials and documentaries, Y2K: A World in Crisis;                                 America: A Call to Greatness. She appreciates working with these six wonderful women, and one great guy! She says working with director Alec Wimmer, is always special, having performed with him in three other Plays, too! Deborah is married to writer/director, Warren H. Chaney.  She is a Realtor with THE Realty Partnership, and attends Bay Area Christian Church in Webster.  She thanks you for joining us and for supporting Friendswood’s very own Community Theater!

                                XYLINA KORDISH  (Ruby Sue Bennett)
                                Xylina Kordish is excited to be preforming in her first show ever.                                 She was inspired by her daughter Randi Kordish who is a                                 performer at Purple Box Theatre. She works as Operations                                 Director at Wilson Wealth Advisors in Webster TX. She is                                 thankful to Mr. Alec and Ms. Cathy for this opportunity as well as                                 her family and friends for supporting her in this new adventure. 

                                TERESA MCLEMORE  (Imogene Fletcher)
​                                 It’s time to come back to play at Purple Box! I’m proud to bring                                      Imogene Fletcher to life on stage - especially to be the Sugar Pie                                  to Elvis! I have recently been seen at Clear Creek in Calender                                      Girls and before that In Cooking with Gus in Pasadena.                                              Several of my grandchildren have enjoyed being on stage at                                        Purple Box as well. There are several community theatres in the                                  area that all feel like a family to me. And Cathy Holbrook always                                    makes her family of actors feel like they are home! I hope you                                      enjoy this show, yaw’ll!

​                                 BARABARA WINBURN  (Maude Jenkins)
                                 Barbara is delighted to work with this amazing cast, director, and                                  crew. She has performed in several theaters in the Galveston-                                      Bay Area and counts among her favorite shows and roles The                                      Glass Menagerie (Amanda), Sordid Live (LaTrelle) and Vanya                                  & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Sonia).  Barbara is forever grateful                                    for the support of her husband, Mike, and their dog, Molly.

                               MICHAREL BETTS  (Sam Smith)
                               Michael is so happy to be returning to the Purple                                Box stage. He was last seen in Oh Little Town of Bagels,                                Teacakes and Hamburger buns. He has been recently seen in                                  productions of Double Wide Texas and Dashing Through the                                Snow at Pasadena Little Theater. Michael would like to thank his                                amazing wife Elizabeth, for giving him the chance to act and to                                the cast and crew of this wonderful show, and to Alec for his                                vision 

ALLISON SUMRALL  (Soap Opera Voice Over and Stage Manager)
​Allison is elated to be making her Purple Box Theater voiceover debut.  A veteran of the Houston musical scene, she has performed with Masquerade Theatre, Main Street Theater, Generations, Music Box Musicals, as well as many other notable theatre companies. Local credits include: Avenue Q (Kate/Lucy);  Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Narrator); Cabaret (Fräulein Schneider); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Mrs. Meers); Urinetown (Pennywise); Company (Amy); Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz); Parade (Mrs. Phagan); Lucky Stiff (Annabel Glick); Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts); Chess (Svetlana); Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II); Fiddler on the Roof (Golde); Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman); City of Angels (Oolie/Donna); Once upon a Mattress (Queen Aggravain); The Wild Party (Queenie); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio). Allison provides vocal, acting, and voice over instruction to many of Houston's aspiring artists, both privately and through workshops. She is also a seasoned voice over artist and has voiced hundreds of anime characters for film, tv, and video games. 

ALEC WIMMER  (Director)
Alec Wimmer (Director) is glad to bring this insane show to the Purple Box stage with such a fun group of people! He is so thankful to all the people who have devoted their precious time to work to make this show what it is. Alec also directed Fly by Night at Purple Box last fall, and he music directed Seussical the Musical last Summer. In 2019 he directed The 39 Steps as a senior at Freed-Hardeman University. He works as the Improv director and a voice teacher here at Purple Box, and has performed several times on the Purple Box stage including: Shrek in Shrek the Musical TYA and Dillard Nations in Foxfire. He hopes you enjoy the show was much as he has enjoyed directing this wonderful cast and crew!

STEPHANIE JONES   (Nurse Pat Jones)
Stephanie is excited to play the part of Pat in the cast of 4 Old Broads. This is her first play experience at Purple Box as an actor. Her main experience is as a proud parent supporter to her two girls who are avid Purple Box performers. She also has previous experience early in her adult life in 42nd St and The Night of January 16th at College of the Mainland. Oddly enough, in her professional career she is an Executive Director at an Assisted Living and Memory Catering facility in Houston, but very unlike her character. She would like to thank her husband Charles for his wonderful support for her and their family,

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