The Fountain City River Players will present their 9th spring play, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, a comedy by Anthony Wilkinson, April 3-7. There will be a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. All performances will take place in the Fountain City Auditorium, 42 North Main Street, Fountain City, Wis. (handicapped accessible).
Directed by Judee Brone, the play features Andrew and Anthony who are determined to marry, but lots of “well meaning” friends and family members present obstacles in this comedy. They overcome them all and happiness prevails.
The cast includes Michael Opiola, Andrew Zimmerman, Ann Kohner, Joe Kafer, Lacey Korb, Wendy Pongratz, Rachel and Ed Stoltman, Rachel Bartelson, Rachel Talady, Philip Jensen and Libby Crum. Production assistant is Jeff Hosch/tech chair assisted by Jason Passow, Jen and David Tepovich and Ron Kaser. Assistance to the director will be provided by Rachel Stoltman, Libby Crum, and Michael Opiola. Hair and make up - Judee Brone and the cast; costumes - Judee Brone and the cast, and Rachel Stoltman (seamstress); tickets - Jason Passow; graphic design - Hayley Fast (poster and playbill); scene painting - cast and crew/Judee Brone, Jen Tepovich and Sadie Read.
Original set design is by Judee Brone and Jason Passow; ticket reserves- Janet La Duke (608-687-7481); house manager - Rachel Stoltman; box office - Gary Brone; publicity - Judee Brone, Hayley Fast, Jason Passow and Janet La Duke; lighting tech - Jeff Hosch, Ron Kaser, and Jen and David Tepovich; concessions - Mary Aus, cast and community members; properties - Rachel Stoltman, Libby Crum and the cast.
Sponsorship is provided by area businesses and patrons, the River Players and the City of Fountain City.
Tickets are available at Hardt’s Audio and Midtown Foods in Winona, and at the Waumandee State Bank and Kwik Trip in Fountain City. Adults are $8, children 12 and under are $6.