‘Seven Year Itch’ hits the stage this week

Some showings are sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday. Call the theatre for more information.

The cast of “Seven Year Itch” includes, front row seated from left, Abbey Jones and Stacy Stepp. Back row from left are Sharon Strickland, Nicki Arnett, Molly Thorn, Montana Bates, Don Holcomb, Clint Sikes, Nicholas Stepp and Mary-Elizabeth Moore. Photo courtesy of Scotty Kennedy

RED BAY | The Bay Tree Council announces its second production of the 2018-2019 season, “The Seven Year Itch,” by George Axelrod, and directed by Mark Richardson. 

Performances will take place Feb. 14-16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the play are now on sale at The Weatherford Centre, and are $8 each for the play only and $25.00 for play and dinner, but dinner MUST be reserved in advance.

In “The Seven Year Itch,” Richard Sherman roams restlessly around his empty apartment, bemoaning the fact that his wife of seven years, and their son have just walked out on him. Then, without warning, a gigantic flowerpot tumbles down from an overhead balcony, nearly putting him permanently out of his misery.

The jarring event has a strange effect on Richard. He now sees his marriage as wasted time and feels it necessary to exercise his libido as quickly as possible. Suddenly reborn, he invites the delectable doll who lives on the floor above down for an evening of temptation. The night doesn’t quite go the way he thought it would, as morality and guilt sneak into his head. In his conscience – literally following him about the apartment – a soul-struggle of heroic and hilarious proportions ensues.

Go by The Weatherford Centre or call 256-356-9829 to reserve or purchase your tickets. For group sales contact Beth Hammock at 256-356-9286.