Announcing the Cast of: A Red Plaid Shirt!

Sep 10, 2018

The cast of A Red Plaid Shirt

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Bradford Little Theatre (BLT) proudly announces the opening show of their 22nd season, “A Red Plaid Shirt” by Michael G. Wilmot. This comedy about life after retirement centers on two friends who fill the void left by retirement in different ways. Marty decides he wants to explore the open road on a Harley while Fred decides to pay, maybe too much, attention to his health. With a little “subtle redirection” from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem (which may or may not include a homemade coffin) they find the right track… eventually.

The show stars 4 local actors:

  • Paul A. Nelson, as Marty a recently a retired high school English teacher who is desperately trying to re-identify himself after retiring. Nelson resides in Olean, NY and works as an RN at Spectrum ACT. When not on stage he enjoys watching the Bills and visiting New York State Parks.

  • Joy “Bunky” Barnard, playing the role of Deb, Marty’s wife. She’s been retired a little while and is trying desperately to help her husband find himself and bring their relationship closer together. Barnard lives in Port Allegany, PA with her husband Mark. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 3 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. She also likes to golf and garden.

  • Brad Preston, returning to the BLT stage as Fred Baxter. Fred has become “comfortable” in retirement by concocting a new ailment that is wrong with daily. Preston resides in Bradford with his wife Kim. He is a teaching assistant at Bradford High and minister. When not acting Preston enjoys woodworking and house restoration.

  • Kathy Malick, as Gladys Baxter, Fred’s wife and Deb’s best friend. Also retired, she is trying to deal with her husbands new found hypochondria while supporting Deb dealing with Marty’s crisis-of-identity. Malick resides in Hinsdale, NY with her husband Norm. When not involved in theatre she enjoys spending time on the water and archaeology.

The show will be directed by Chelsea Place, who has directed BLT’s “Shrek the Musical” and “Aesop’s Fable-ous Christmas Tree.”

“This show reminds me a bit of my grandparents and is a really funny and endearing show” Place said. “I think a lot of people will be able to relate to the characters.”

The show will be take place at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave. in Bradford, on Friday, October 5th and Saturday October 6th at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7th at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale at Graham Florist and Togi’s Restaurant for $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. This show is not suitable for young children.

For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact BLT via their Facebook page, or by calling Chelsea Place at 814-598-9956.

A Red Plaid Shirt