Prohibition-era comedy play 'Pistols and Posies' slated for weekend

Rebecca Buchanan, at right, plays Detective O’Neal in the play “Pistols and Posies,” that will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. Here, Buchanan can be seen rehearsing with fellow actress Mercedes Hershey Guerrero, who plays Chicago Mob Boss Mama Mia. (Photos
By Jeff Forward, Hampton Chronicle.)

Hampton theater lovers get a specialtreat on Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 when the play "Pistols and Posies" is held at the Church of the Living Word.

     The play, a production of the Hampton-Dumont Community High School Theater Department, will run at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, said Tammy Morris, the high school Theater Director.

     "This is a comedy-drama set in the 1920s in Chicago during Prohibition," Morris said. "There are 18 cast members. During intermission, we will serve cookies as well as a fund-raising dessert menu featuring such Italian specialties as cheesecake, biscotti, Italian cream cake and 1920s-themed beverages."

     The cast of the play, under the direction of Morris, has been rehearsing the play at the Church of the Living Word auditorium in anticipation of the two-day run.

Read the full article in the Nov. 13 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.