Mount Vernon, Washington

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm

If Moliére could see this Western farce of his medical plays, he’d laugh himself silly!  Lucy Canary, the mayor’s daughter, loves Lester Goodbe, but her oppressive father insists that she marry Otis Lackginger, a rich, old coot with one foot in the grave.  Lucy refuses, but when her father insists, she fakes losing her voice so she can’t say “I do.”  Everyone asks, "Is there a doctor in the house?"  Yes — too many, in fact, and what a passel of phony medics they are!  Dr. Pillpurge, the town quack has pills for every ailment.  Medicine show con artists Dr. Abracadabra and his assistant, Princess Falling Star, make Lucy drink the foulest tasting tonics imaginable.  Dr. Snag is a cowpoke who becomes a self proclaimed doctor, pharmacist, surgeon, or whatever you may need him for... even a dentist.  What has Lucy gotten herself into?  Maybe her friends can convince Gypsy Hagg to pretend to be a doctor and prescribe “true love” as the only cure.  These doctors and their rapid-fire jokes, sight gags, slapstick comedy, and an operation you'll you will never forget will leave your audience in stitches!

This is a presentation of the Skagit Family Learning Center. Come out and support these great local young performers in their annual school production!
Free admission so bring the whole family.