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)


Character: Actor

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