Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — Community Theater President and play director Jennifer Wilkerson wanted a light and hearty comedy for the first show of the year to get some laughs after a tiring pandemic.
After more than a year without a community theater performance, she chose “Time Flies” by David Ives to bring a chuckle to their audience.
“I was able to direct this show in college, and that audience really enjoyed it, and I really enjoyed directing it, so I thought something lighthearted and fun after the last year,” Wilkerson said.
With only three actors in the cast, the short comedy is about a pair of mayflies that are on awkward first date when they realize they only have 24 hours to live.
The cast for “Time Flies” is made up of Kyle Essex as David Attenbourgouh, Jack Thomas as Horas the mayfly, and Kyleigh Scepter as May the mayfly.
Wilkerson is the director of this production.
The Mt. Pleasant Community Theater is set to hold the show this weekend outside at the Log Village in McMillan park. They will stage the play Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. Entry is by freewill donation.
After performing for a crowd at Sunnybrook Senior living in Mt. Pleasant, the cast is ready for another show this weekend.
With the date approaching, Wilkerson is excited to produce the show for the community after studying theater in college.
“I went to school for theater, and its just something I’ve always enjoyed doing. Its never really a pain to do in your spare time, and its just fun to bring joy to people,” Wilkerson said.
Kyliegh Scepter, the actor playing May, play, loves participating in community theater.
“I love the atmosphere, acting, and singing. I just love theater and have done it since the fifth grade,” Scepter said.