Comet Storm - Family Theatre Show & Dessert
Family Dessert Theatre
Bob Hope Community Center
Based on the historic 1934 RAF Mildenhall to Melbourne Air Race
Keepsake photos, desserts and prizes are included in the price. Dress to impress.
Adult: $12.50 // Child: $7.50 // Open to 3 years & older.
Hello America! This is the American Radio Broadcasting Service, coming to you “live” from across the Atlantic Ocean in England. Today is October 20th, 1934. I’m-on-the scene at Royal Air Force Mildenhall’s huge new airfield. We’re bringing you point-by-point coverage of the start of the Greatest Air Race of all time. Welcome to the audacious Mildenhall-to-Melbourne, 11,000 mile air race that will bring fame and fortune to the winners…
Those are the opening words of the new play, CometStorm as delivered by 13 year old actress Pene Magno who plays the role of radio announcer, Rose Hamilton (right photo).
The Bob Hope Community Center hosts this innovative Dessert Theatre - a dinner theatre show that skips past the boring entre and gets right to the fun food. Written by Team Mildenhall stage director, Steve Doke, the play features local actors in a light-hearted look at the origins of RAF Mildenhall. The script is factual to a point, says author Mr. Doke, “but we’ve introduced a few new interesting character traits to the historic individuals and layered in a “sci-fi” sub-plot - just for fun”, he said.
One of the youngest actors in the troupe, radio announcer Pene first became interested in acting when she discovered the soundtrack and video clips for the current hit Broadway hip hop musical, Hamilton. She is currently rehearsing for her first full-length play, Exposé Holiday Celebrity Tell-all at the RAF Lakenheath Middle School. “I’m looking forward to using some of the acting styles I’ve seen in the Hamilton clips for both of my plays”, says Pene.
The cast also features: Seth Balla, Ryan Moore, Jason Hasty and Jesi Smith as the daring, record-breaking pilots; John Andriane Espirita and Devon Van Ausdal as the baffled OSI Agents who eventually help unravel the story’s mystery with help from Raleeta Williams, as the Base Historian. Penny’s Mom, Liz plays the role of Lillie, mother of Alfie, who happens to be Pene’s little brother, 7 year old Kiko. Alfie is the young boy, who’s vital evidence saves the day.
The CometStorm Dessert Theatre play will be performed once only on Friday Oct. 13 from 6 pm at the Bob Hope Community Center. The show is suitable for the whole family and kids are encouraged to take part in certain aspects of the play. The script will include an intermission to encourage the audience to guess their own solution to the aviation mystery. Tickets are available at the Bob Hope Community Center. Prices: $12.50/adults, $7.50/kids. Price includes: photos of play-goes posing as 1930’s pilots; delicious desserts; activities and prizes.
For more information please phone 01638 54 2579