Temple Presents 'Flaming Idiots'
Temple Theatre, Central Carolina's Center for the Performing Arts, announces "Flaming Idiots" as its second mainstage production of the 2010-2011 season. The production continues through Nov. 7.
"Flaming Idiots," written by Tom Rooney and directed by Craig Rhyne, is the tale of two friends who decide to leave their jobs at the post office to open their own restaurant in hopes of making it big. To add to the hilarity of it all, they hire a deaf chef, an actor/waiter whose life goal is to land a dream acting role, and a shady busboy from Norway, who always carries a briefcase. The local mounted policeman with a never-ending appetite, Officer Task, played by Daniel Joyce, also loves to drop in the restaurant for regular visits. And to top it off, the restaurant receives several visits from Jayne Fryman, the local newspaper restaurant critic, played by Katie Deal.
When the restaurant flounders, the two dimwit owners decide to stage a "hit" in their restaurant in hopes of making the restaurant famous. This scheme fails for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the incompetent hit man Louis, played by Mark Filiaci.
The two "idiots" are played by Temple favorites Michael Brocki and Stephen Moore; the shady busboy is played by Jonathan Bethea, who just starred in Temple's "Chicago." Jonathan Coarsey and Kristen McCabe, both back from Temple's "South Pacific," play Eugene, the waiter wannabe actor and Bernadette, the deaf chef, respectively.
Ticket are $20, and are available by calling the Temple Box Office at (919) 774-4155, or you may purchase tickets online at www.templeshows.com.
The theater is located on Carthage Street in Sanford.
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