Peach Days melodrama awaits
In what has become a Peach Day tradition, an old-fashioned melodrama titled “Widow Widdicome’s Woes” or “The Family That Mines Together Pines Together” will be presented in three performances scheduled for 2, 4 and 6 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 W., Brigham City.
Written by Dee Ann Nichols and directed by Geri Garfield, this year’s musical melodrama plot revolves around poor Widow Widdicombe and her daughters, Jane and Angela, who are trying to keep body and soul together as they scrape a meager living from the mine left them by their father. Needless to say, they encounter many difficulties caused by villainous characters.
Included in the cast are Ellen Hunsaker as Widow Widdicombe, Kelsey Durfee as Jane, Ragan Kohl as Angela, Derek Richie as Sheriff John Armstrong, William Bruce Baird as banker Edgar J. Goldstone, Andy Peterson as family friend Ian McGregor. Also in the cast are townspeople Marlene Harper and Colton Pickarts. Pianist for the show is Marie Langford.
To find out how the plot thickens, plan to take time out during the heat of the day for some free lemonade and to participate in some good, old-fashioned fun in a cool theater.
Ticket prices are $5 per person or $20 per family at the door or in advance on the website www.bcfineartscenter.org