Community Theatre of Little Rock Presents Locally Written ‘The Winning Numbers’

 

Above Photo: Chris Miller-Marshall appears as Louie in a recent rehearsal for “The Winning Numbers.”

Broadway isn’t the only place for theater, and locals will be glad to know that, since the opening of the Studio Theatre on Seventh Street in the summer of 2014, a new stage is in town.

From April 24 to 26, the Studio Theatre will play host to the Community Theatre of Little Rock’s (CTLR) originally written “The Winning Numbers.”

The comedy was written by S. Christopher Boggs, a transplant from the East Coast who now calls Little Rock home. Boggs has a passion for theater, and has been involved with the CTLR for the past eight years.

“The show centers around a group of coworkers who find out that the state lottery jackpot is estimated at $600 million dollars,” Boggs said. “They decide to pool their money in the hopes that they’ll win. When the drawing gets closer, their true colors start to shine through and it’s apparent that there’s more to their desires than were previously known.”

Boggs wrote the play in January 2014, relying on the feedback of his wife and friends.

The CTLR is more than a troupe, and can be considered a Little Rock institution with its impressive history.

“We’ve been called the gypsies of the theater community because we’ve moved between a dozen or more locations over the 60 years,” Boggs said, laughing.

A typical season includes five productions, usually three straight plays and two musicals, depending on the vote of the board of directors. CTLR is completely voluntary and, as such, none of the members are paid.

“Our passion is acting and live theater,” said Boggs.

April’s performance will benefit the CTLR, and is sure to be good entertainment. Boggs said it best: “Folks don’t want to miss this show.”

Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors (65+), military with ID, and students aged 10 through college; and $6 for children aged 4 to 9; and free for children three or younger (though they must sit on a parent’s lap). Tickets are $14 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit CTLR’s Facebook page or website, http://www.ctlr-act.org/.


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