Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre is bringing a new comedy, EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR to the Firemen’s Kitchen. Performances of this play by America’s most popular playwright, Lauren Gunderson, will be April 28 through May 13.HCT To Present New Play

In this smart, and dark, revenge comedy, Nan Carter wants to leave her husband Kyle—leave him tied up in a hunting cabin that is, covered with honey, and ready for bear. But as long as she (Katie Stone) has him (Cory Bragg) duct-taped to his easy chair, why not do a little consciousness-raising?

With the help of her gay friend Simon (Ethan Fite) who acts as her emotional — and literal – cheerleader, and a stripper named Sweetheart (Grace Bollinger), Nan makes her husband watch hilariously twisted re-enactments of scenes from their dysfunctional marriage.

Performances of EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR are April 28 through May 13 in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Tickets for all performances are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. For tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283.

The HCT’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, Sunbelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR is produced by Ken Wilkinson and Allen Wood, III.

PHOTO: The cast members of EXIT PURSUED BY A BEAR are (L-R) Grace Bollinger, Ethan Fite, Katie Stone and Cory Bragg. Performances will begin on April 28. Photo by Diane Albers.