West T. Hill Community Theatre opens its 24th season the first weekend in September with William Marchant's "The Desk Set." The 1950s Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy hit comedy looks at the advent of technology in a television/radio station's reference library, where a certain computer named Emmerac might put the four office workers - the "desk set" - out of work.
Shirley Booth began her career with this Broadway Tony Award-winning play. Says WTHCT Managing Director Karen L. Logue, "The cast is set and this show is ready to go."
Production dates are Sept. 5-7 and 12-14.
Next up will be "Halloween Horror" 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. This "readers theater" is a free alternative for all ages to trick-or-treat, says Logue. "Come in costume and be prepared to be frightened."
"Bah Humbug," by Rebecca Ryland and Bill Francoeur, is the holiday show this year. It is an original, musical adaptation of the Scrooge story, Logue says, and will be a collaboration with Arts for Kids ETC. Auditions are 2 p.m. Sept. 21 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; production dates are Dec. 5-7 and 12-14.