Hamilton High School Drama Society invites the community to its rendition of “The Royal Family” Feb. 8-10 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC). Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. for the Sunday performance.
A “Royal Family of Broadway,” the Cavendish clan includes three generations of legendary American actors. Fanny, who at seventy is the widow of the premier actor of his day and is planning an upcoming tour. Brother Herbert is a histrionic player now in his decline. Fanny’s daughter, Julie, is at the height of her Broadway fame and son, Tony, has forsaken the stage for Hollywood. Heralding the third generation of actors, Julie’s daughter, Gwen, is just beginning a promising ingénue career.
The Cavendish name and reputation is threatened when Tony rushes home only to flee to Europe, escaping the attentions of a Polish movie star and Gwen shocks the family by marrying a “non-professional.” Through it all, Fanny rules with a combination of strength, wit, courage and a sharp tongue, proving that the show indeed must and will go on.
General seating tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before the show at the HFAC Box Office, Office C in the high school or online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com.
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.