The Drama Department at East Arkansas Community College will present the spring production of Cash on Delivery on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th in the EACC Fine Arts Center. The curtain will rise for two separate showings of the comedy on Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m.
The fast paced farce, Cash on Delivery, concerns a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address. The scam nets him tens of thousands tax free. Just when he decides to kill off many of the imaginary dole recipients because matters are getting a bit too risky, welfare investigators show up. He is sent scrambling when he is forced to prove all of his boarders are in fact real. Some investigators make inquiries about what is going on while others offer additional benefits for which he has not yet applied. To outwit the investigators, the con artist enlists help from one of his real lodgers and from his Uncle George. Nabbed in the end, the cheat is offered a job in the agency’s fraud investigation unit because he knows all of the tricks. Written by Michael Cooney and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., this hilarious comedy is full of mistaken identities, slamming doors, and a con that spirals out of control!
The production will feature Sam Harris as Eric Swan, Lawson May as Linda Swan, Fedeall Cottingham as Norman McDonald, David Nichol as Mr. Jenkins, Mark Rovinson as Uncle George, Marlee Wilson as Sally Chessington, Jamie Howard as Doctor Chapman, Don White as Mr. Forbright, Felicia Brown as Ms. Cowper, Bianca Mora Delgado as Miss Diaz, and Kedricka Randle will serve as the Technical Crew.
The public is cordially invited, admission will be $5 and will be available at the door; EACC students are admitted free with a valid student ID. The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City.