After selling out all performances for their PHP Junior show, the Pumphouse Players are excited to kick off their regular season with “Elvis Has Left The Build- ing”, by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger. This hilarious show takes place right before Christmas in 1970, and features the antics of Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, as he frantically tries to pay off a gambling debt to a Las Vegas gangster. Not even the Colonel knows of Elvis’ whereabouts, so he takes drastic measures to find an Elvis impersonator.
This cast of five features four veteran Pumphouse actors and welcomes one newcomer. Colonel Tom Parker is Elvis’ slippery manager, who might just resort to using old carnival tricks to fool the gangster. He is played by the Pumphouse Players’ Board Secretary, Duane Ellis.
Trudy is the Colonel’s no-nonsense, German secretary. Though reluctant, she will do whatever it takes to help keep the Colonel from swimming with the fishes. She is played by Donna Young.
Roscoe is a nerdy, eager-to-please office worker who might just be able to fool the Vegas gangster and save the Colonel’s skin! Roscoe is played by newcomer Eliott Grenier.
Candy is an old friend of the Colonel’s, but his friendship doesn’t necessarily mean that he can back up the Colonel’s hair-brained schemes! He is played by Matt Thompson.
Jill Tanner is a nosy, determined reporter, who knows exactly how to get under the Colonel’s skin. She will stop at nothing to find out what has happened to Elvis. Jill is played by the Pumphouse Players’ Board Vice President, April Branham.
Elvis Has Left The Building is being directed by Michael Adamson, and it is sure to keep audiences laughing. Performances will be on Friday and Saturday Nights at 8PM, on August 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th, and there will be a Sunday matinee at 3PM o n August 19th.
As always, the Pump- house Players appreciates the support of the community!