By: M.C. Reyes, Editor-in-Chief.
Haines City - On January 12, we had the opportunity to attend the showing of The Amorous Ambassador at the Haines City Community Theatre.
In this play, the American Ambassador to Great Britain and his wife both plan to be gone all weekend, as does their daughter Debbie. However, when they all secretly return for romantic engagements, it all hits the fan. Then, there is a surprising twist at the end.
As a person who spent most of her adult life living as a diplomat in different parts of the world, I have to say that this play was hilarious and refreshing. I am not going to get too much into details about the experiences I lived as a diplomat, but I do have to say that most of the scenes we watched during the play were funny as heck, and to an extent, way too relatable.
The cast was composed of Lee Matheny (As Ambassador Harry Douglas), C. Evans Kirk (As Ambassador Douglas' butler), Ian Elliot (As Debbie's boyfriend, Joe), Zach Preiwisch (as Capt. South), Nancy Morgester (As Debbie Douglas, the Ambassador's daughter), Kaylee Bledsoe (as Marian, the frisky neighbor), Nikki Buron (As Faye, the clumsy secretary), and last but not least Donna McOnie (As Lois Douglas, the Ambassador's wife).
The Amorous Ambassador, which premiered on January 11 and concluded on Feb 2, is one of the plays that the Haines City Community Theatre has in schedule for this years' season. The next show, which will have their opening date sometime in March, is “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. The story for this show focuses on an aging couple who spends each summer at Golden Pond. They are visited by their divorced daughter, her fiance, and her teenage son. The daughter and her fiance leave the boy for the summer with the older couple, who become the grandparents he had never had. I don't know about you guys, but we can't wait for this show to happen. And, by the way, make sure to make your reservations way in advance because these shows tend to be sold-out before they even start showing.
The Haines City Community Theatre is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The people behind it all work as volunteers in this venture and welcome anyone who would like to assist them. Opportunities are available with many aspects of their productions.
For more information, visit their website at https://www.hainescitytheatre.com/