Hickory – Shawna Wilson, a guest director for the Hickory Community Theatre, has just announced the cast of the Theatre’s upcoming production of End Days, a new comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer. The play is about how a family copes with the possibility of impending doom. The show opens on Friday, March 1 in the Firemen’s Kitchen and continues through March 17.

The ensemble cast features Chrissy Colavecchio Schramm as Sylvia Stein, J. David Ingle as Arthur Stein, and newcomer Hannah Millette as their daughter Rachel. Another newcomer, Zion Mingus plays their teenage neighbor Nelson Steinberg. Matt Finch doubles as Stephen Hawking and Jesus.

End Days is a hilariously funny and uplifting story where a suburban family is undergoing a spiritual crisis following the September 11th attacks. Sylvia has turned to Christianity to save her disaffected husband Arthur and her rebellious teenage daughter Rachel. But as Sylvia races around preparing for the Rapture, Rachel is learning that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in her philosophy.

Performances of End Days are March 1-17, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays (Mar 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16) at 8:00pm, Thursdays (Mar 7 & 14) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Mar 10 & 17) at 2:30pm. Tickets for Fridays through Sundays are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (60 and over), and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Tickets for Thursday night performances are $14 for adults and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org to purchase tickets or get more information.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. End Days is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Dr. George Clay, III, DDS.

Photo: Hannah Millette, Zion Mingus, Matt Finch, Chrissy Colavecchio Schramm an J. David Ingle are the ensemble cast of End Days. The new comedy opens on March 1, 2019 in the Firemen’s Kitchen at the Hickory Community Theatre.

Call 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org for tickets or more information. Photo by John Koval.