Sunday afternoon, the Polk Street Players closed out their 2005-2006 on a funny note, with their production of Ray Cooney?s Funny Money. This British comedy kept the audience laughing with the story of Henry Perkins? (played by Greg Fitzgerald) discovery of a briefcase containing over 900,000 pounds. In an effort to conceal this discovery, the characters found themselves in a tangled web of lies, while play-goers were tangled in a web of laughter. Perkins? wife, Jean (played by Amy Rundbaken-Smith) represented the morality of making the right decision, until the pressure of that role drives her straight to the whiskey bottle. The Perkins? friends, Vic and Betty Johnson, (played by Ned Thurman and Amy Palys) join them in the plight of figuring out what to do with, or rather, how to spend the money. Betty, an adventurous spirit, is willing to jump into the middle of the mess, while her husband Vic, is confused into submission of Henry and Betty?s plans for the money. Throw in a corrupt officer, an honest detective, and a lively taxi driver, and you have a recipe for theatre that is sure to please.
The Polk Street Players feature their productions on the stage of the Stellar Cellar. Formed in 1979, they are a community theatre group sponsored by Marietta?s own St. James Episcopal Church. Polk Street Players present pieces from all genres including comedy, drama, and thrillers. The actresses, actors, and crews are locals from the parish and throughout the metro Atlanta area.
The Polk Street Players will begin their 28th season this summer. Check back here for future shows and dates.