The Hannibal-LaGrange University Theater Department will present the comedic production The Curious Savage, by John Patrick. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.
Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her late husband, and her three conniving stepchildren are desperate to get their hands on it. In an attempt to seize the inheritance, they have Mrs. Savage committed. In the Sanitarium, Mrs. Savage meets a strange collection of people, social misfits who cannot adjust themselves to life, but possess kind and loving spirits. As she leads her stepchildren on a merry chase for the money, Mrs. Savage befriends the odd group of residents, and learns what has driven each of them to close themselves off from the harshness of the outside world, and must decide whether or not she will do the same.
Cost for admission is $10 a ticket (at the door), $9 in advance, and $8 for senior adults or groups of 10 or more. To reserve group tickets, call the theater box office, (573) 629-3182. Box office hours (for ticket pick up prior to show nights) are: Monday and Wednesday from 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, and noon-1 p.m. Thursday.