Random Laughter

The Ajo Community Players brought Random Acts of Comedy to the Dicus Auditorium last weekend.

ACP presented three short plays. The first, Here We Are, written by Dorothy Parker, shows two newlyweds on a train bound for the honeymoon sweet at New York City’s Biltmore Hotel.

In Anchorwoman, by Paul Dilella, sparks fly when the veteran anchorwoman is challenged by an eager newbie.

The last act, Check, Please, by Jonathan Rand, is a unfolding recipe for blind date disaster as a weird and wacky assortment of dates show up for the two lead characters.

Thanks to all — those on stage as well as those behind the scenes — who made the magic happen once again!


An Evening at the Theater

How’s this for a deal? Three plays for the price of one — and all on the same night!

The Ajo Community Players are busy getting ready for the upcoming performances of their one-act plays on January 17th & 18th at the Dicus Auditorium.

The actors are rehearsing, sets are being painted, props and costumes are being collected, sound and lights are being arranged, and posters and tickets are ready to go. It will be a fun evening with three one-act plays and refreshments at intermission. We are hoping to have some original art work to raffle off as well. All in all, a big event, and we’re hoping for a big turnout.

We could really use your help as well. Please encourage as many other people as you can to come to these shows. We will have tickets available to sell, too, and we hope many of you will help us sell them.

The tickets go on sale December 27th, and will be priced at $8 in advance or $10 at the door. If you are interested in selling advance tickets, contact us and we’ll set you up. Tickets will also be available at the ACFA potluck this Sunday, along with posters to distribute.


Submitted by Sherri O’Hare

You’re In Contempt!

Ajo’s Community Players have done it again. Yup, their latest play — Contempt of Court — was a fun-filled romp through the legal system. In addition to the great entertainment the audience also enjoyed a full-course meal courtesy of the Oasis Cafe.

Each member of the audience received a Jury Summons and a ballot for each of the three cases to be tried in court that evening.

Carol Yokum

The lawyers? Sydney Schyster and Melissa Cheatham. A credit to the legal profession :-).

Jim Reiman and Colleen Wonnacutt King

Court bailiff Duke Mondhill cautions the new court stenographer to keep detailed notes of the testimony.

George Costuck and members of the jury.

The court artist captures the drama in her sketch book.

Linda Adams

There were several tense moments when an armed man burst into the courtroom and threatened the jury. Ooops. He suddenly realized he was in the wrong courtroom and left.

Jose Castillo

A musical number — “Blame the Lawyers” — broke out in the courtroom.

Lea Halverson, George Costuck and Colleen Wonnacutt King

Nurse Olga is called to testify in the case of Children of FW Rockworth vs Estate of FW Rockworth. She wouldn’t lie on the stand. Would she?

Sylvia Tatman-Burruss and Colleen Wonnacutt King

Cross-examining the witness.

Jim Reiman, Lea Halverson, a willing audience participant, George Costuck and Colleen Wonnacutt King

Howard Costar, color commentator, interviewed members of the court and the jury to ascertain how the cases went.

Bob Harral

So, ma’am, who da think presented the best arguments?

Bravo, all! A wonderful evening’s entertainment.

The cast takes a well-earned bow.