Hickory – Artistic Director Pamela Livingstone has just announced the cast for the Hickory Community Theatre’s upcoming production of Flanagan’s Wake. This hilarious and irreverent comedy will be on stage from November 2 through 18.

This is an interactive, audience participation show about an Irish funeral, where everyone who is in attendance has come to mourn the dearly departed. Flanagan is dead, but don’t be sad because remembering his life is all about laughs. The audience will sing along to favorite Irish tunes and share in the telling of tales, especially the story about how poor Flanagan died.

The cast features Steve Austin as Brian Ballybunion, the storyteller, Dorothy Best as the village witch Kathleen Mooney, Cristin Cartwright as the departed Flanagan’s fiancé Fiona Finn, Steven Clarke as the parish priest Father Damon Fitzgerald, David Kerley as Mayor Martin O’Doul, Lee Ramsey as Mother Flanagan and Cody Stuckenschneider as the county’s best-known writer Mickey Finn.

The performance dates and times for Flanagan’s Wake will be Fridays and Saturdays (Nov 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17) at 8pm, Thursdays (Nov 8 & 15) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Nov 11 & 18) at 2:30pm.

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. Flanagan’s Wake is produced by Dr. George Clay, III, DDS and Robert Abbey, Inc.

Photo: (L-R) Steve Austin, Cristin Cartwright, Dorothy Best, David Kerley, Steven Clarke, Cody Stuckenschneider and Lee Ramsey are the cast of Flanagan’s Wake. The interactive, audience participation comedy opens Friday, November 2 at the Hickory Community Theatre. Call 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org for tickets and information.