By Colleen Redman | For the Floyd press
The Floyd Community Theater Group production of The Addams Family Comedy Musical was sold out over Halloween weekend 2021 at the Black Box Theater at the June Bug Center.
After showing recent productions in outdoor venues due to COVID-19, the first indoor show featured a cast of seasoned players, including FCTG founders Casey Worley as Lurch and Emily Gruver (with an emphasis impeccable Spanish) in the role of Gomez. The show was directed by Emily Williams.
Always goofy and spooky, the Addams Family’s performances stayed true to the well-known characters but were presented with a new story. Morticia (played with flair by Audra Jeppson) and Gomez’s daughter Wednesday (played convincingly and with cum by Eva Rose Sarver-Wolf) is “Moving in a New Direction”, as one of her numbers describes it. song and dance.
She is engaged to a non-macabre boy, Lucas Beineke (played by Emily Grace Sarver-Wolf), and has asked her father to keep her mother’s secret, which creates a lot of tension.
Lucas ‘”normal” family meets the Addams’ family for dinner at their mansion, while the Addams family lip-smacked into being “normal” for Wednesday’s sake.
The after-dinner game, Full Disclosure, which is “loosely based on the Spanish Inquisition” according to Gomez, leads to pandemonium when a potion made by Grandma (played with cheeky irreverence by Valerie Moran) and snatched by Wednesday’s brother Pugsley (sullenly played by Wilbur Coldwater) is given to Alice Beineke (played by June Bug program coordinator Resa Mattson) who enjoys rhyming.