Theater Ensemble Arts is presenting
The community theater group puts on three plays each season. This season started in October with
"And the Winner Is" tells the story of
Johnes bargains with the afterlife's gatekeeper to return to Earth for the awards ceremony.
"It's a play about redemption," said
She cautioned it is not a play for young children, as Johnes often swears and there are sexual innuendos.
Draper, who has a master's degree in theater, has acted with the ensemble for about 15 years. She said her favorite part of the production was teaching "a whole bunch of new people about theater."
One of the great things about live theater, she said, is there aren't retakes.
In his mission to attend the awards, Johnes pulls his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend and his ex-wife into his journey.
"She goes through all these emotions during the play," Jacquez said.
She said portraying her character's wife range of emotions is the most challenging part of the role.
She is joined on stage by
"He's a lot like myself," Thomas said. "My friends like to describe me as cocky."
What: "And the Winner Is"
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