Morris Theatre Guild’s ‘Seeing Stars in Dixie’ opens this Friday – Shaw Local

The Morris Theatre Guild will open its showings of “Seeing Stars in Dixie” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at 516 W. Illinois Ave.

The play will star Ellen Rasmussen of Plainfield as Clemmie, Jennifer Meiners of Morris as Tootie, John Hehl of Plainfield as Glease, Kaate Cole of Seneca as Jo Beth and Morgan Caracci of Morris as Marjorie.

The script was written by Ron Osborne, and the play will be directed by Jim Welch.

The play is set in 1956 in Natchez, Mississippi, where a Hollywood studio is filming a movie that captures the town’s imagination. Roles include Tootie, a woman between 35 and 50, Glease, a man between 50 and 59, and Jo Beth, a woman between 25 and 35, Marjorie, a woman between 30 and 50.

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