The play Maid to Order held at Liberty Hall during February is a made to order prescription for a fun filled outing for young and old alike.
The Liberty Hall Society’s production, a two-act comedy written by Tom Taggart, keeps the audience laughing from start to finish.
The production, convincingly played out by local actors, begins with Carl, (played by Don Layton), a local college football coach who is in verbal warfare with communication director, Miss Speare (played by Carol Kreutz).
Both actors steal the stage with their convincing characters, and one can almost feel the contempt haughty Miss Speare feels for anyone who has the audacity to put athletics before culture.
The story picks up a pace when Carol’s wife Faith (played by Pam Terry) is visited by an old friend Julian Narramore (played by Christian Lohmann).
Faith is desperately in need of a maid to impress her rich Aunt Abby (played by Elaine Hawkins), almost forgets about her dilemma in her delight to see her old friend. Unfortunately, her short term memory is cause for all kinds of unplanned catastrophes and things seem to go from bad to worse.
Things become even more complicated when Miss Speare discovers a bottle of sherry left on a dining room table.
And, to top off all the confusion even more, Aunt Abby arrives unexpectedly early.
Spilled wine, a ruined suit, mistaken identity and maids who seem to appear from every corner of the house keep the audience guessing and laughing until the very end.
After several months of rehearsals, director Connie Jensen is pleased with the performances and happy it is being well received.
“Every show has sold out and there is a waiting list,” she said. “I am very gratified.”
Back after a four-year absence, Jensen said she wanted to raise the bar for the acting crew so the finished product could be something they were all proud of. And she wanted to be sure everyone had a really good time throughout rehearsals and performances.
She believes both objectives were met.
“I am so thrilled. They just pick things up on their own. There is so much talent there.”