Three of Italy’s own to perform in South Pacific

Image: Erika Larsen stars as Nellie Forbush.

Erika Larsen stars as Nellie Forbush. (Submitted)

Picture yourself on a South Pacific island during World War II and picture yourself falling for a secretive Frenchman who is being looked at for a dangerous military mission — and this Frenchman is a much older gentleman!

That is the story line of the play South Pacific adapted from the pulitzer prize winning novel Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener.

What makes this play even more interesting is three of the actors in this play are from our wonderful little town of Italy. Erika Larsen stars as Nellie Forbush, Devon Payne (IHS freshman) plays one of the nurses and Gary Clark plays Captain Brackett.

This Waxahachie Community Theatre production can be seen at the Chautauqua Auditorium at Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie on May 4th and 5th – Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. and on Sunday May 6th at 2:30 pm. The advance tickets are $10.00 for seniors and students. Adult tickets are $12.00.

You can purchase your tickets at:

Ellis Co. Historical Museum — 201 S College Street, Waxahachie
Chamber of Commerce — 102 YMCA Drive, Waxahachie
Dr. Jerry Ellis DDS — 404 W Main Street, Midlothian
Or you can call or email Gary Clark at: 972-483-7423,

(Tickets purchased at the door are an additional two dollars more per ticket to prices quoted above.) 

Gary Clark has been performing for the Waxahachie Community Theatre for one and a half years now and says, “It is wonderful to support a non profitable organization. All of the actors are volunteers and the level of talent is on a professional level.”

So come on out and support your local talent!