Suitehearts laughs: Wapak Theatre Guild preparing for play

Comedy will be in the air this weekend and the next as the Wapakoneta Theatre Guild performs their production of “Suitehearts.”

In this PG-13 play, two married couples —  a newlywed couple and an older couple that has been married for years — have been booked into the same suite in New York hotel, and neither will give up their suite.

“It’s pure comedy,” Wapakoneta Theatre Guild Director Scott Bowman said. “It’s nothing but laughing.”

Bowman said this play involves bonding between the older female and the younger male, and the older male and the younger female.

This plays shows how each character learns how to trust, grow and respect one another.

The cast, which includes a 17-year-old student, have been practicing for the past six weeks going over lines and preparing the set for opening night.

Austin Dysert, a junior at St. Marys Memorial High School, has been cast into one of the lead roles.

“For him to be 17 and

be in an adult show, he is taking his character and running with it,” Bowman said.

Bowman is proud of his progress, along with the rest of the cast.

“We have several new cast members this time,” Bowman said.

When Bowman picked this play, he said when he first read it, the script had him laughing from start to finish, so the Wapakoneta Eagle is sure to be filled with laughter during the duration of the production.

The production is scheduled for performances on April 13, 14, 15 and April 20, 21, 22, with the dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and show to begin at 7:45 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and dinner to begin at 12:30 p.m. and the show to begin at 1:45 on Sundays.

The production will be held at the Wapakoneta Eagles, who will also be catering the dinner.

Tickets can be purchased by calling  419-738-2248. The dinner and show tickets costs $23 per person, and the show only tickets cost $12 per person.