King O’ The Moon
Aug. 30, 31
Sept 5-7 & 12-14
Curtain Times 7:30pm Fri& Sat
Sundays at 2pm
All seats $19
What has the Pazinski family been up to lately? The last time we saw them on stage, it was the 1950s and mom, dad and the kids seemed to be going through an awkward time. Now we visit them in the rebellious 1960s. Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon and the family gathers to honor their late father’s memory in the midst of Civil Rights and Viet Nam.
Reprising her role as the matriarch of the Pazinski clan is Cheryl Grimshaw of Plattsmouth. Rounding out her eclectic family are Joshua P. Smith of Plattsmouth as George, Eddie McGonigal of Omaha as Rudy, Benjiman Pettiford as Eddie and Kaitlan Scates-Pettiford as sister Annie. New characters that have entered storyline are Meredith McAdams of Papillion as Maureen and Walter Fronzak played by Ed Cutler of Papillion.
It must be pretty confusing to have one character and two actors on stage named Eddie. Also, the one character in the play named Eddie isn’t played by someone named Ed, but actually played by Benjiman. Oh yes, and Benjiman’s real-life wife is in the play too, but Kaitlan isn’t playing Eddie/Benjamin’s wife, but his sister! Whew. Did you get all that?
Make reservations to see this wonderfully funny and touching story. We suggest PG-14 for some adult content.
The Lofte is sad to announce the passing of one of its insiders. David Willingham died on August 1, 2014. He is survived by wife, Melinda and children, Cassandra Vance, Joshua Smith, Connor and Ian Wilingham.
David most recently served as the Lofte’s Volunteer Coordinator. He helped schedule ushers and parkers for each performance night. Although, one could usually find him in the light booth. He ran lights and/or sound for countless productions over the years both at the Lofte and Mahoney State Park. We were also lucky to see him on stage once in a while. It will take a long time for us to come to the Lofte and not expect to find him somewhere either backstage or in the booth tinkering with something before curtain.
David will be missed by us all, and we are humbly grateful that his family has chosen to donate David’s memorials to the Lofte.
We miss you already, David. Be sure to keep the lights on for us. Thank you.