‘Check Please’ continues until Sunday

Photo by Sara Holmes / THE FLARE. Judah Armour, Kilgore freshman, and Taylor McCall Sowers, Chandler freshman, rehearse “Check Please,” which has two performances remaining.
Photo by Sara Holmes / THE FLARE. Judah Armour, Kilgore freshman, and Taylor McCall Sowers, Chandler freshman, rehearse “Check Please,” which has two performances remaining.

The KC Theatre Department is presenting Jonathan Rand’s hit sketch-comedy, “Check Pleasein Van Cliburn Auditorium through Sunday.

The play continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday with a matinee performance 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

General admission tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $4 with a student ID.

Children under the age of seven and late arrivals will not be admitted.

The play is directed by Micah Goodding, theatre instructor.

Goodding wanted to take the audience in a new direction for this final play. The set is minimal, with just a couple decorative elements and some suggestive lighting to create a vague sense of location.

“The emphasis is on the comedy,” Goodding said. “We thought this would be a welcome reprieve for audience members who are in need of a good laugh as well as a new challenge for our actors and technicians.”

“Check Please” is a comedy about a couple who has broken up, and their best friends are trying to get them to rebound. They each end up going on blind dates that turn out awful.

Breanna Toole, who plays one main character “girl”, said that rehearsals have been a blast, but at the same time very challenging.

“Well, as Mr. Goodding says ‘comedy is contrast, comedy is clarity and comedy is clean,” Toole said. “As the director he has helped us define comedy, making this one of the best and most fun shows I’ve been a part of.”

For reservations, call Goodding at 903-983-8126 or e-mail the KC Theatre Box Office at boxoffice@kilgore.edu.