LEAD - Some enthralled. Some appalled. All obsessed.
This November, Gold Camp Players Community Theatre volunteer actors and actresses present the story of Elvis Presley told by 17 women in the comical play All The King's Women, performed at the Historic Homestake Opera House at 313 W. Main Street.
Production dates for All The King's Women by Luigi Jannuzzi are Nov. 10-12 and 17-19 with Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
This touching, bring-the-family comedy directed by Dave Scherer captures the lasting effect that fame and generosity can have on others. From Tupelo, Mississippi (where 11-year-old Elvis wanted a BB gun instead of a guitar) to The Steve Allen Show; from President Richard Nixon's office to Andy Warhol's studio; from Cadillac salesmen to Graceland guards, transitions between scenes are anchored by recorded radio addresses that reinforce the appropriate historical flavor accompanying the life, times, and legacy of Elvis Presley beyond just his music.
"Elvis Presley is the subject of interest, but the scenes are about the impact of the lives and the culture he affected, and how society deals with celebrities... Arousing characters that are distinct and vividly brought to life by humor and emotional revelations... A play that affects the senses – heart, mind, and soul. One doesn’t have to be an Elvis fan to walk away with a deep appreciation for ‘The King’ at the conclusion." - DC Metro Theater Arts.
Admission is $15 for adults age 18+, $10 for HHOH members, $5 students 17 and younger. The ticket booth opens one hour prior to showtime. Seating is general admission/open seating. Tickets are available online, or cash, check, or credit card at the door.
The building is accessible for wheelchairs. The HHOH is returning the building to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide cultural opportunities for generations to come. Programming support is provided in part by annual memberships, the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, and the City of Lead.
For more information, go to homestakeoperahouse.com