Isobel and Dolly have hated each other for 30 years. And when they team up for a TV cooking show called “The Kitchen Witches” the plot thickens faster than the gravy.
That is the premise of a play to be presented by the Swamp Fox Players this month: the comedy “Kitchen Witches” at the Strand Theater opening Thursday, Nov. 1 and running though Sunday, Nov. 11. Director Bob Gauss describes it as a hilarious fast-moving roller coaster ride with a lot of slapstick antics.
“This is a must-see show,” Gauss said. “I want to stress that it is not a Halloween show about witches. When people see the show, they will understand all about that.”
He said the four actors he hand picked to perform in the play work well together: Laura Flint as Dolly Biddle, Alissa Watts as Isobel Lomax, Gary Life as Stephen Biddle and Nadine Madina as Nadine.
“The actors we are using are over-the-top Theater of the Republic award winners,” Gauss said. “They do it so well. It’s like they wrote it.”
Flint and Life told the Georgetown Times they look forward to presenting the play. They said that the audiences will enjoy this play.
“It’s a cute little play that is very concise,” Flint said. “It is in keeping with the intimacy of the Strand Theater. It should be a fun date night.”
Life describes the play as a farce. But, he said, there is one part where drama overpowers comedy.
“There are a lot of food fights and insults hurled back and forth,” Life said. “I think the best part is when we provide the emotional reversal in the middle of the play, when there will be no dry eyes in the house. Then we bring it right back to the farce that it was.”
Showtimes are Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18. Call 843-527-2924, ext. 1 for reservations.