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Russell Community Theater's Fall Production of Vino Veritas is October 17-21

Vino Veritas Cast: Dalton Mauro, Becky Anschutz, Dalton Davis and Cat Webling. Picture taken by Charissa Roe.
Vino Veritas Cast: Dalton Mauro, Becky Anschutz, Dalton Davis and Cat Webling. Picture taken by Charissa Roe.

Russell Community Theater's fall production of Vino Veritas will be the organization's 106th production. Casting has been completed and rehearsals are underway to bring you a quality theater experience.

Vino Veritas by David MacGregor will be presented with special permission by Playscripts Tuesday through Saturday, October 17 through 21 with curtain time at 8 PM at the RCT Playhouse at 5th and Kansas in Russell.

On Halloween night, two couples, Lauren and Phil (Becky Anschutz and Dalton Mauro, respectively), and their neighbors, Ridley and Claire (Dalton Davis and Cat Webling, respectively), meet at Lauren and Phil's house for drinks and hors d'oeuvres before planning on heading out to a massive party. Dressed in their finest costumes (witch, cowboy, doctor and Queen Elizabeth I), the hostess, Lauren, brings out a bottle of blue wine she picked up in Peru. Based on an old Incan recipe, the wine supposedly has truth-telling properties and is brewed from the skins of blue dart tree frogs. Three of the four drink the wine and the conversation begins to take odd turns. Some of the truths are harmless enough, but progressively get darker and more disturbing. It gradually becomes clear that the marriage of one of the couples is disintegrating due to a lack of truthfulness, and the other marriage is only held together by lies.

This insightful and thought-provoking play will leave you thinking long after it's over. Adult themes and language present.

Russell Community Theater is a non-profit theater company in Russell. The sole purpose of RCT is to produce theater for the community and the surrounding area. Completely volunteer driven, RCT is supported financially solely through ticket admissions and gifts from those supportive of community theater. Since its inception in 1986, RCT has presented 105 full-scale theatrical productions. For more information, call 785-483-4057. Find them on Facebook.

(Information and photo courtesy RCT.)