In 1969, a teenage girl named Pokie learns that shes won a scholarship that could take her to Ohio, far away from the poverty-stricken part of rural Louisiana where she was born. However, the aging and ailing aunt and uncle who raised her would prefer that she not go poking around up North. Thats the conflict in A Star Aint Nothin but a Hole in Heaven, the Coterie Theatres latest production. Artistic director Jeff Church says its his favorite show in 16 years. The whole dilemma is, do you pursue your own ambition when youre caught with some family ties that are holding you back? The Vietnam-era drama is compounded when Pokies friend gets drafted. But Church promises that Star is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. The swampy set was designed by local theater icon Ron Megee. Practically all you need is to throw in the crocodiles, Church boasts. The show runs through October 14 at Crown Center (2540 Grand), with tonights curtain at 7. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $9 for all children, students and seniors. Call 816-474-6552 or see coterietheatre.org
for more information.
Sept. 25-Oct. 14, 2007