BY DOROTHY SCHULTE
Old Fort Players
FORT MADISON – Vintage comedy at its best! In order to generate revenue during the pandemic lockdown, Old Fort Players has recorded the performances of several skits from The Carol Burnett Show. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama, they are sponsored by LP Custom Photos and Passionate Heart Creations.
There are four skits to entertain you. First, is “Coffee Commercial” where two gals (Amanda Greenhalge and Dorothy Schulte) just want to have a cup of coffee and a chat and then a TV Producer (Robbie Phillips) shows up.
In “Hospital Nudge” a doctor (Ty Clute) tells his George (Richard Martindale) that he will soon go under the knife. George plans to fight for his life until his wife (Amanda Greenhalge) arrives. The third skit, “Wallflowers” follows two women (Amanda Greenhalge and Dorothy Schulte) – with great personalities – who attend a dance and do their best to deal with the flirtations of a couple of eligible men (Robbie Phillips and Ty Clute).
“Bonnie & Clod” highlights Clod (Richard Martindale) who is feeling low and considering getting an honest job. When his wife (Dorothy Schulte) finds out, she decides he needs a pep talk. (Previously seen on Facebook LIVE, we’ve corrected a few mishaps and improved the audio.)
Last but not least, enjoy some “Out-Takes.” Go behind the scenes of just a few of our screwups and goofs that didn’t quite make it into the final cut.
To view these skits, you’ll need a Facebook account and either a Paypal account or a credit card. Starting November 21st, you can simply go to https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=E6CRBCUKE8TXE to make your donation. For $6 or more, you will receive a 7-day VIP link to our special Facebook viewing page where you can watch these hilarious skits as often as you like.
After OFP has received your donation, we’ll email you the VIP link and a promo code. These will be sent to the email address you entered when you donated. Just click on that VIP link to our special Facebook viewing page and type in your code to begin viewing! (You will be able to react and comment on the videos, but not share them.)
VIP links and access codes will be emailed on November 28th by 7:30 pm. Your access will expire 7 days from the day you receive your code or December 15th, whichever comes first.
The Old Fort Players have been entertaining the community since 1981 are located in downtown Fort Madison at 725 Avenue G. Call 319-372-9559 for more information. Like them on Facebook or visit www.oldfortplayers.com to keep up with everything that’s going on at the theater.