PULLMAN, Wash. — The Pullman Summer Palace opens its 1999 season June 24 on the Washington State University campus with the romantic comedy, “The Fourposter.”
Originally a Broadway hit starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, the play has been a favorite of all ages. It is a tale that chronicles a couple’s romance during the course of their marriage. The story begins on their wedding night in 1890 and depicts the next four decades as they laugh and cry, fall in and out of love, and grow together in the same room where they began their married life.
Cast leads are Annie DiMartino, a Central Washington University student, and Garrett Neergaard, who is from the University of Wyoming, Laramie.
Pam Palmer, a graduate student at the University of Idaho, directs the play. Assisting Palmer will be Carlie Canaday, also from the UI. Courtney Dohnal of Pullman serves as stage manager.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. The play runs through June 26 and July 1-3.
Also on the palace’s summer schedule is “Tuna Christmas,” a comedy that takes the audience on a personal tour through the third smallest town in Texas compliments of two freewheeling disc jockeys and their sound technician. It is set for July 8-10 and 15-17.
The season ends with the musical fantasy, “The Wizard of Oz,” on July 22-25 and 29-31. The productions are held in Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theatre on the WSU campus.
Tickets for all three shows can be reserved by calling the theater box office, 509/335-7236, weekdays from 1:30-4 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for students and youth. Season dramacards that offer discounted prices and priority seating also are available.
The box office has blocks of tickets available for groups and theater parties with special discounts for school and church groups. For information, call the box office.