BHP Announces Prepares for First Production of 53rd Season

Brooke Hills Playhouse announces its 53rd season with hopes of giving its audiences a delightful and magical theater experience. The Playhouse would like to thank its season sponsors Municipal Mutual Insurance Company, Reasner Funeral Home, and Innovative Lab Services.
“The Kitchen Witches,” written by Caroline Smith, opens the season and runs May 24-26 and May 31-June 2. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The box office opens one hour prior to performances.
This hilarious tale begins with Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle, two “mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When they find themselves together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches,” the insults are flying harder than the food.
Dolly’s long-suffering TV producer son, Stephen, tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!
Director Chelsey Barnhart from Follansbee has assembled an amazing cast.
Heather Deerfield from Weirton has the role of Dolly Biddle, who indulges herself with anything life has to offer whenever possible—even if it’s not good for her—and her creative imagination knows no bounds.
Keri Everhart from Weirton will play the role of Isobel Lomax, who trained at the Cordon Bleu and enjoyed a successful career, including her own show, “Busy Izzy.” Isobel likes people to think she has a much classier background than reality supports.
The role of Stephen Biddle will be played by Matthew Kolb from Follansbee. Stephen is a nervous, decent young man who enjoys producing low-budget cable TV shows, even when his mom is the star. He’s reluctant to confront Dolly on her many shortcomings.
Playing Robbie the camera chick is Chasity Stevey from Wellsburg. Robbie is probably the most sensible person on the show. She cleans up the sets, resets props, carries the portable camera around during the show, and is generally extremely efficient and precise.
Barnhart is very proud of her cast. “There is so much talent here! I am 100% sure audiences are going to love them! Don’t miss it!”
Tickets for this show are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for children. Season passes are available all season long with the bonus of seeing all five shows for the price of four. Adult season passes are $58; senior and student season passes are $50; and child season passes are $42. Obtain these at the box office or send a check to BCAC, PO Box 186, Wellsburg, WV 26070. Your passes will be mailed to you.
For more information, call or text 304.737.3344 or visit Brooke Hills Playhouse Facebook page.
Brooke Hills Playhouse is located in Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg.