Kong’s Night Out

Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at 7:30pm

Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre
2466 West Old 66 Boulevard
Carthage, MO 64836

It is the story of what happened in the hotel room next to the room where Ann (played by Fay Wray in the 1933 movie) was whisked out of bed and into the Manhattan night by King Kong.  There’s always a backstory.  Myron Siegel is a low-end Broadway producer who desperately wants to be high end.  Trouble is, throughout his entire career he has been sabotaged by his arch-rival, who is ultra-famous for making movies about scary jungle creatures.  His father and Myron’s father were also rivals back in the day and the legacy has lived on.

As the play opens, Myron has just learned that the rival producer booked the theatre directly across from the theatre where Myron’s potential bonanza, Foxy Felicia, is about to open. Nobody on the rialto knows what the man’s up to, but it’s BIG! Myron gathers his entourage—his sassy mother, his gangster henchman, his Hungarian backer and his wide-eyed niece straight off the bus from Buffalo—and concocts a plan to find out what the mystery show is all about. What he discovers is that the show is about a very large monkey. He also learns that the rival is sleeping with his wife and plans to steal both her and Foxy Felicia away from Myron. As the story unfolds, the seven doors on the set fly open and slam shut constantly. There are also a case of mistaken identity, pies in the face, deceit, underhandedness and even a couple of romances.

It’s a comedy filled with mistaken identities, pies in the face, deceit, underhandedness, and even some romance as it coordinates with events in the 1933 movie.

Directed by Robert Myers, the cast features David Kloppenborg, Carolyn McGowan, Kendra Goepfert, Jakob Butler, Melanie Kloppenborg, Tom Brown, Julia Oney, Neal Ruggeberg, and Brian Harter.

The dinner menu will include Kong Italian salad, pork fillet with mango salsa, macaroni & cheese, green beans & tomatoes, dinner roll, and for dessert Bananas Foster ice cream cake.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 and the show starting at 7:30

Cost: Adults $27.00, Seniors (55+) $24.00, Students w/ID $22.00, Youth (13-18) $21.00, Children (6-12) $12.00, Children (0-5) Free.  Opening Night for Veterans w/ID $18.00.

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