‘Cocktails With Mimi’ is the right medicine

Published 6:29 pm Friday, March 9, 2012

Cast members (from left) Dean Armstrong, Karen Marslender, Mandy Robbins and Ed Blancett rehearse a scene from “Drinks With Mimi,” which the Way Off Broadway Players of Belhaven will present at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Theatre on Pamlico Street. (Submitted Photo/Way Off Broadway Players)

Want a good dose of laughter, one of the best medicines around?

Well, get that prescription filled at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at The Theatre on Pamlico Street in Belhaven when the Way Off Broadway Players stage “Cocktails With Mimi.”

Admission is $10 a person. To make reservations, call 252-943-3796.

Mary Chase wrote the play, but she may be better known for another play she wrote about a large, white rabbit: “Harvey.” The play was made into a movie of the same name. The movie starred James Stewart.

“Cocktails With Mimi” centers on Mimi, a wealthy divorcee. Her daughter Edie wants to marry a “stuffed shirt” named Lester. If Lester is a problem, his parents are a worse problem. Mistaken identity is a key component of the play. A bumbling waiter, mouthwash, clam bisque, Rachmaninoff and a broken bra are part of the thespian mixture.

The cast and crew include Dean Armstrong, Lindsey Duke, Hannah Byrd, Gabby Allen, Hollis Brooks, Karen Marslender, Mandy Robbins, Ed Blancett, Lloyd Balance, Mary Wahab, Zachary Stevens, Aaron Stevens, Matthew Davis and George Wahab.