Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mr. Hobbs' Vacation

How many of us have ever gone on a much needed a vacation to rest and reenergize? Unfortunately, our plans do not always work the way we intended and sometimes a vacation can be more work than our regular everyday life. This is the situation with the current play at the Chanticleer Theater, “Mr. Hobbs’ Vacation.”
Mr. Roger Hobbs intends to get away by renting a cottage near the ocean on this vacation with his wife and teenaged daughter. Joining them will be his pregnant daughter and her husband who is an economics professor. This seems to be the perfect get-away to relax with the family.
The vacation community of Rock Harbor relies on renting their cabins to visiting tourists by quickly adjusting their priorities and prices during this season. When the family enters the cabin, the “charm” quickly becomes hard work with the cleaning, redecorating, and even having water available, not to mention clean water. Added to that are “friends” who also see this cabin as a great opportunity for their vacation, cheaply.
The production staff outstandingly and efficiently makes this show a success. Every aspect of this play is carefully planned and executed with precision. The acting cast was led by Tim Daughterty in the lead role of Mr. Hobbs. His wife and daughter are Denise Putnam and Jesse St. Clair. This delightful family experienced numerous realistic situations that as Mr. Hobbs’ stated, ”We should be lucky to be a part of it”. In other words, everyone has those times that make great memories but are not our preferred activities at that particular point in time, or sometime anytime.
“Mr. Hobbs’ Vacation” continues for the next two weekends. The performances are at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday nights and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday through March 25th. The tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $9 for students. For reservations contact the box office at 712-323-9955 or
With the lesson of this play emphasizing “being lucky to be a part of it”, why not be a part of this play and enjoy the Chanticleer Theater (while you still can).

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