“The Drunkard” Comes to the Sawmill Theatre

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – July 18, 2017 – The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre will host the Knox Community Theater July 19-22. The public is invited to this prohibition-era musical, full of comedy and romance. Shows begin at 8 p.m. each night.

The Drunkard presents a unique delivery of the famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith, transporting audiences to an infinitely less subtle day in this deliciously coy and exaggerated musical. Mary Wilson and her widowed mother are in dire straits. When it comes to their attention that the cottage they are renting is to be sold, Mary appears before the handsome new owner, Edward, hoping to request his mercy. Edward had already been informed of the debacle by the villainous lawyer, Cribbs, who has set about to destroy the Wilson family. After laying eyes on Mary, Edward is immediately in love, and Cribbs’ plan has been thwarted. He’ll have to implement a new plan just as devious, involving the wicked devil’s beverage… alcohol!

The Sawmill Theatre will welcome several other theater companies during the 2017 season.

  • Peter Pan (Brookville Community Theatre) – August 4-6, 10-12
  • Leaving Iowa (Footlighters of Elk County) – August 17-19
  • Serenade on Broadway (Enchante Cabaret) – August 24-26
  • Arlene’s Beauty World (Clarion Community Theatre) – August 31-September 2, 7-9

All shows are $15 per seat. Tickets are available online at www.sawmill.org or by calling the theatre’s box office at (814) 927-5275.

The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre is part of the Sawmill Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to instructing, preserving and honoring the arts. Located at 140 Theatre Lane in Cook Forest State Park, the center also offers unique festivals and a bountiful craft market, full of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. For more information, visit www.sawmill.org.