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B'ville Theatre Guild presents ‘The Drunkard’

Melodrama musical comedy features music by Barry Manilow

Pat Baker, The Rake, and Kathy Egloff, The Torch Singer, spend time getting acquainted in the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild’s production of “The Drunkard,” which premieres at 7:30 p.m. March 2 in Baldwinsville.

Pat Baker, The Rake, and Kathy Egloff, The Torch Singer, spend time getting acquainted in the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild’s production of “The Drunkard,” which premieres at 7:30 p.m. March 2 in Baldwinsville.

— Baldwinsville Theatre Guild’s production of The Drunkard is based on "the world-famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith."

Bro Herrod and the king of 1970s pop take us back to a simpler time in this deliciously coy and exaggerated play about the good, the bad and the besotted. When Sweet Mary Wilson weds the virtuous Edward, the villainous lawyer, Cribbs, determined to foreclose on the quaint little cottage Mary shares with her poor widowed mother, sees to it that the devil's beverage - alcohol - is served. Alas and alack! Edward is lured to the city and ensnared in a web of sin and drunkenness. Can Mary and her innocent young child save her inebriated husband from the evils of the bottle? And, what of the diabolical Cribbs? Produced by Steve Borek and directed by Jon Barden, Deborah Taylor (associate director) and Dan Williams (music director assisted by Michael Stapleton and Phill Sterling), The Drunkard opens March 2. Come join the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild cast for a fun and hilarious evening. Complimentary desserts and hot beverages are served at intermission.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 2, 3, 9, 10 and 17, and at 3 p.m. March 11 and at 8 p.m. March 16 at the Presbyterian Education Center, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and $17 for seniors (Sunday matinee only); Call 877-4183 or visit baldwinsvilletheatreguild.org.

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