Colin Roberts and Nell Summers act in a scene from "My Friend From India" at The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. The comedy-farce gained fame as a silent film in 1927.
Cristin Phibbs prepares for her role in the stage production.
Nell Summers applies makeup for her character, a maid from Germany. The production plays off a character who's mistaken for a Hindu prince.
Drew Kallen, a character in the play, sits in a dressing area in front of a message-board wall.
Bruce Bieszki as Bunny discovers the true vocation of his friend Raffles, played by Tony Eckstat. Raffles, a well-known British cricket player, is also a lock-picking, safe-cracking, cool-under-pressure thief. Bieszki also directs the performances.
Butch Lynn reads along in his script as he waits for his cue to take the stage during the final dress rehearsal for the three-man show "Raffles."
Butch Lynn pulls on a vest, one of the many looks he sports for his multiple roles in the Comedy Playhouse production.
RIGHT: Alan Gordon, right, as Marley's ghost, terrorizes James
Gooden as Scrooge during a performance of "A Christmas Carol" at
The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave.
Payton Lucas uses the floor in the middle of the busy dressing
room to get ready to play Little Fan just prior to the curtain
going up. Lucas was pulling double-duty that night, also playing
Tiny Tim later in the show.
Jolene Lucas tries not to cheat and look at her lines as she
does a little last second rehearsal in the dressing room just
before taking the stage as the Ghost of Christmas Past for a
performance of "A Christmas Carol."
As the other actors file onto the stage, Colin Roberts takes the
moments between his time in the spotlight playing Bob Cratchit to
read his Batman graphic novel in the dressing room.
The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave., is doing its bit to
keep holiday hearts light with its production of "A Christmas
A used-car salesman by day, he becomes a director, actor and
owner of a small theater company at night.
Drew Kallen plays James Morrell, left, and Paul Hammack plays Mr. Burgess in "Candida." The play, written by George Bernard Shaw, will run from June 10 to July 10 at The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. For more information go to www.thecomedyplayhouse.com online.
Drew Kallen, left, and Cristin Phibbs, who plays Candida, act out a scene in the play, which The Comedy Playhouse describes as "George Bernard Shaw's unique look at marriage."
Drew Kallen, left, and director Bruce Bieszki perform a scene from "Candida."