WHAT: Fort Osage High School presents “The Beverly Hillbillies,” a three-act comedy based on the hit television program (1962-71) created by Independence native Paul Henning. Adapted for the stage by David Rogers (1968), directed by Jeannie Hutter and produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company.
WHERE: Fort Osage High School performing arts center, 2101 N. Twyman Road, Independence.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday (opening night was Thursday).
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students (children 5-under are free).
WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: “Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed…” The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for an evening of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett's mountain cabin (a small set placed inside the larger set), the show follows them through the discovery of oil thanks to a stray shot, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin' Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter the people they meet in "Californy." (from dramaticpublishing.com)
Granny: Kylee Cox
Jed Clampett: Zack Isbell
Elly May: Kailey Swanson
George Turner: Grant McDaniel
Brewster: Jonathan Barker
Cousin Pearl: Lealani Rose
Jethro: Justus Behler
Mr. Drysdale: Tyler Domanski
Mrs. Drysdale: Aubri Stewart
Miss Hathaway: Alayna Bardoner
Mrs. Pennyweather: Keegan Maples
Percy: Brenden Johnson
Gloria Mundy: Taylor White
Emaline Fetty: Rebekah Perry
Frederika Collins: Avery Howard
Colonel Foxhall: Jabari Watson
Mrs. Stokely-Smythe: Mallory Harp
Mr. Oglethorpe/Fireman: Zakk Keller
Mrs. Oglethorpe: Meredith Peterman
Groovy Monahan: Emmie Jo Esch
Frank Richards: Tanner McDaniel
– Compiled by Mike Genet