Senior Theatre will present ‘More Shenanigans’ at Nasson Community Center Nov. 3 and 4. Cast and crew from the left are: first row  Beverly Perry, Fleurette Bannon and Marge Lewis; second row Peg Driscoll and Gerry Burggren;  third row, Shirley Ross and Sandy Ross; forth row, Mike Harris and Fred Boyle; and top row, Mary Stair  and Laura Josiah. TAMMY WELLS/Journal Tribune

SPRINGVALE – Imagine you’re in a bed and breakfast in coastal Maine.

Imagine what could happen when a group of mischievous senior citizens descend upon the small inn for a reunion. As you could imagine, there would be fun, laughter, lots of antics and more shenanigans.

See for yourself when Senior Theatre performs an original production called ‘More Shenanigans’ on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4 at Nasson Little Theatre. Saturday’s production is at 7 p.m., Sunday’s will be a 2:30 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The laughs, cast members said at a recent rehearsal, are pretty much guaranteed.

The play was written and is directed by cast member Beverly Perry of Alfred, who plays Victoria, who owns the bed and breakfast with her husband Peter, played by Fred Boyle.

The Senior Theatre was looking for a new script to follow a successful production last year.

“I did it (wrote the play) because we were having a hard time finding plays that suited our crew,” said Perry. “I was afraid Senior Theatre would disintegrate.”

The cast ranges in age from around 60 to over 90. They were looking for a production that was fun and one that wouldn’t make audiences feel uncomfortable, Perry said.

So she set to work.

Perry has had previous experience acting and directing — she is a retired high school teacher who worked at Bangor High School and Massabesic High School in Waterboro and in addition to teaching, was involved in high school production..

Now, the hard work — and the fun — is coming to fruition.

The actors are taking what has been called ‘readers’ theater’ a bit further. According to Perry, what usually happens with readers’ theater is that cast members do their acting sitting around a table, reading a script.

‘More Shenanigans’ isn’t like that,” she said.  The actors may have their scripts in hand, but they’re on stage, acting with props.

Their mission?

“That people are happier when they leave than when they came in,” said cast member Shirley Ross. “We have fun doing it, and we hope the audience enjoys it.”

“We do have fun,’ said Fleurette Bannon, who plays grandmother Lucille Maxwell. “Why on earth would we do it otherwise,” she said with a smile.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 780-9016 or [email protected]

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