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Theater group reprises Rock Hudson and Doris Day comedy

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Arnold Nash (Jeremy Blomstedt) and Judy Kimball (Kathy Latta) discuss her husband George's (Maury Green) health in a snapshot from the SWNCTA production of Send Me No Flowers.
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The next play by Southwest Nebraska Community Theatre Group is filled with humor as its cast, under the direction of Bill Marshall, brings "Send Me No Flowers" to the McCook High School stage later this month. The show will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct 19-20 and 2: p.m. Sunday Oct 21. Tickets ($12) go on sale next week at Hershberger Music Store and Janssen Kool Honda.

Many of Golden Age generation will remember the movie that featured Rock Hudson and Doris Day.

The story takes place in the George Kimball home with the exception of a few dream scenes that fold out on each side of the stage. George Kimball, Maury Green, constantly thinks he has health issues in spite of the good reports he gets from his doctor, Duane Tappe. Judy Kimball, Kathy Latta, is the very tolerant and loving wife. Bert, Joseph McCarty, the wealthy oil man from Texas makes a visit and soon becomes part of George's plan after his death. Soon, neighbor and friend, Arnold Nash, Jeremy Blomdstedt, gets included in George's plan after his demise.

Other characters of the comedy include: Vita the deliveryman David Sandman, the Cemetery plot salesman, Mr Atkins, Don Harpst; dream girl number one, Tiffany Anderson; dream girl number two, Jerilynn Karr.

The audience will enjoy the show which has a few sprinklings of adult humor. (If movie favorite Doris Day got away with it, so can SWNCTA.) Audiences will have the choice of two evenings or the popular Sunday Matinee.

Cheryl Scott is assistant to the director. Set is designed by Chuck and Dian Trail

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