Second Act Troupe Returns with Cruise Missile, The Still Alarm, and a World Premiere, Ashes to Roses
Featured in Ashes to Roses are cast members Dan LaFleur, Sandy Zellers, Maggie Goodman and Diane Hruska.

The Wimberley based Second Act Troupe open their second season with three one act comedies to be performed 8 pm September 18 and 19 at the Wimberley United Methodist Church.

Featured on the bill is the world premiere production of a one act comedy, Ashes to Roses, written by former Wimberley resident Dorey Schmidt. Schmidt has been a long time regular contributor to the Wimberley arts scene. Her historical musical drama, Star of the Hills, played four summers at the Emily Ann theatre.

Now living in Lubbock, Schmidt is working in a different genre and has come up with the perfect piece for the mature actors of the Second Act Troupe.

In Ashes to Roses, Harold (Dan LaFleur) comes up with an ingenious plan to dispose of his father-in-law's ashes that, to his annoyance, have long sat in an urn on his mantelpiece. His long suffering wife Mabel (Sandy Zellers) learns the truth and supported by her friends Betty (Maggie Goodman) and Angela (Diane Hruska) she develops an equally ingenious plan of revenge.

Also on the bill is Cruise Missile by Jean McConnell in which Goldie (Peggy McConnell) plays a loud and overbearing cruise ship regular trying to involve her new acquaintance Janet (Ellen Massey) in just about every shipboard activity. Janet, who is new to cruising, just wants to curl up in a corner with a good book and tries desperately to escape from Goldie.

Charles Ellis, Allan Eastwood, Marvin Carson and Bruce Drobek appear in The Still Alarm, a comic masterpiece by the celebrated American playwright George Kaufman.

Tickets are just $12. Reservations can be obtained now by calling (512) 618-3355 anytime.