‘Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille’ in Fremont Feb 1-3Written by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
This is the question faced by Shep, a bartender in “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille,” performed by the Fremont Community Theatre.
Remaining show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at Fremont Community Theatre (FCT), 1551 Dickinson St.
The play, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Linda Bower, is the story of Shep, “a bartender who wandered into town off the exit ramp and never left,” according to a news release. Shep is portrayed by Jason Kramer of Toledo.
“It appears the world is ending and ‘everybody’s going crazy,’ according to Shep’s mechanic friend, Roy (Jeff Buchanan of Gibsonburg). Meanwhile, Willy (Tim Bolton of Fremont), a bar regular with his own stool, shoots his wife and comes looking for Tony, the former bar owner. Barmaid Shirley, played by Lauren Meyer of Sandusky, is stealing cars and breaking into jewelry stores. She also has a list of things she wants to do before she dies and Shep is on it!
“Bullard (Scott Havice of Fremont) is a traveling salesman who comes looking for a bomb shelter he sold years ago. The bar’s neon sign falls on the local gym teacher’s car on her way out of town and she (Hilary Frater of Fremont) comes armed with a lug wrench looking for help.
“Just when things couldn’t get much crazier, in comes Joe, portrayed by Michael PJ Foos of Gibsonburg, who offers Shep and Virginia a way out of all this. Is he with the government or is he … God?”
Kramer, Frater and Bolton recently won high honors in acting from the Ohio Community Theatre Association for their parts in FCT’s “Leaving Iowa,” and Meyer recently returned to Ohio from five years of working and performing in New York City.
For tickets, call (419) 332-0695. For more information, visit www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.