'The Old People Are Revolting' in Hanover
"The Old People Are Revolting" is the kind of play that Hanover seniors can relate to, said Hanover Little Theatre director Beau Bowden of the Sept. 9 show.
This comedy, written by New Zealander Devon Williamson, will debut at the Blooming Grove Road theater Sept. 9. It features “a group of senior citizens who show they have some fight in them when they take on city council."
“I think Hanover seniors are really going to enjoy this play,” Bowden said. “They’re going to laugh really hard.”
The play features six feisty seniors who secede from their retirement village and form their own country with "hilarious results".
Along the way, the retirees are assisted by one tenacious reporter.
"Think Courtney Cox from 'Scream'," Bowden said.
The show will run Sept. 9 to 11 and 15 to 18.
If you want your ticket fare to benefit a good show and a worthy cause, the Saturday night perfomance is the one for you.
The theater will donate $2 of every ticket sold Sept. 10 to Golden Vision Adult Day Services in Hanover, and an anonymous patron will match each ticket donation.
The Hanover Little Theatre Board of Directors tried to find a beneficiary that would best correspond with the content of the play.
"Since the play is about a senior center, we thought [Golden Vision] would be a good partner," said Hanover Little Theatre Board President Brian Shea.
The cast comes from all over central Pennsylvania and will bring with it a few fan-favorites, such as Bonnie Raubenstine, an "HLT regular," Bowden said.
Fans might remember Raubenstine from "Bingo: The Winning Musical" and "Sin, Sex & The CIA".
If you go
What: The Old People Are Revolting
Where: Hanover Little Theatre, 360 Blooming Grove Road
When: Sept. 9-10, 8 p.m., Sept. 11, 2 p.m., Sept. 15-16, 8 p.m., Sept. 18, 2 p.m.
Cost: All tickets are $15 with no fees for tickets printed at home or bought at the door. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more.
Buy tickets: The theatre's box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 and from 12 to 2 p.m. Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.
More information: Visit the Hanover Little Theatre website, www.hanoverlittletheatre.com.