The show must go on, with missed lines, a moving corpse, and a collapsing set just some of the humorous hurdles in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. The Olivier, Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning hit plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT through April 1st.
Making her Hickory Community Theatre debut as Annie, the put-upon stagehand with a surprising diva streak, is Kristin Gibson.
A 20+ year resident of Hudson, Gibson received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interpreter Education from Western Piedmont Community College. When not working as a cleaner or being involved in theatre productions, she enjoys reading, writing, knitting and watching old movies.
Gibson has been involved in numerous shows in the Hudson/Lenoir area, whether on stage or behind the scene. These include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and BRIGHT STAR at HUB, and SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK—for which Gibson earned a Willy Award for Best Supporting Youth Actress—at Foothills Performing Arts.
For Gibson, the opportunity to be involved in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG was a dream come true. "I've seen the show twice and I just think it's such fun." It is another example of "the variety of shows and professional level of performance" that she has come to appreciate at Hickory Community Theatre.
Performances of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG are Fridays and Saturdays, March 17th through April 1st at 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 19th and 26th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, March 30th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.
Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is rated G.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is produced in association with CommScope and Green Park Dentistry. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
(Photo: Eric Seale)