Revving up the CarBowl - Melodrama on tap now as part of Potter CarBowl

'Is There a Doctor In The House?' to take stage; golf and bowling events also on tap


Courtney Fletcher

Opening night of the production "Is There a Doctor In The House" will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Legion Hall in Potter. Pictured from left to right is: Teran Enevoldsen, Tanya Madden, Rose Nelson, Drew Enevoldsen, Alex Adden, Barry Gaston, Kayla Johnson, Talia Enevoldsen and Erika Revord.

POTTER – Between veterans and rookies, locals from the Potter area have worked together to bring the wild west to life for the town's annual melodrama.

This year, "Is There a Doctor In The House?" will be performed at the town's Legion Hall, bringing rapid-fire jokes, sight gags and slapstick comedy.

The performances begin Thursday and run nightly through Saturday.

Taking place in a western style hotel lobby and general store, Lucy Canary played by Talia Enevoldsen wants to marry Lester Doodbe portrayed by Sam Bogert. Her father and Mayor, Caesar Canary (Barry Gaston) agrees on having a wedding, however, doesn't agree on the future groom. To delay the wedding plans, Lucy loses her voice. The cast then begins to search through an array of scheming, unconventional and bizarre doctors to fix Lucy's voice.

Drew Enevoldsen, director of the melodrama, said the production is the main fundraiser for the historic Legion Hall in Potter.

"This year's melodrama kick started an event that gives back to the community. It really has something to offer everyone," Enevoldsen said.

As a way to give back to the community, volunteers including Enevoldsen helped create the inaugural Potter CarBowl.

"We will have the car show, a duckpin bowling tournament, a two-man team golf tournament, a free bull-riding event for kids 5 to 13 years old and the melodrama Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights," he said. "This is just a way for us to give back to help support the golf course, help maintain the bowling alley and the proceeds help benefit various groups."

Registration for the golf tournament at Potter's Prairie Pines Golf Course is $60 and includes a cart, green fees and lunch. The golf tournament will kick off the Potter CarBowl at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Other events include the Tiny Twisters Miniature Bull Riding, the car and tractor show as well as drawings throughout the day, and admission is free.

The Legion Hall doors open at 6 p.m. and the curtain raises at 7 p.m. for the melodrama. There is a cost for tickets.

The melodrama cast includes:

Tommy Sawyer Huckleberry Finn Jones Jr. – Tanya Madden

Widow Stockard – Kayla Johnson

Hepzibah – Rose Nelson

Mayor Caesar Canary – Barry Gaston

Blossom – Erika Revord

Lucy Canary – Talia Enevoldsen

Sheriff – Austin Smith

Lester Goodbe – Sam Bogert

Preacher – Erica Bogert

Dr. Pillpurge – Alex Adden

Mrs. Cornsilk – Erika Revord

Marjorie – Beth Bogert

Snag – Drew Enevlodsen

Miss Strict – Jane Enevoldsen

Three Amigos:

Jimmy – Kirk Enevoldsen

Chaun – Hal Enevoldsen

Gus – Jett Enevoldsen

Pedo – Leif Enevoldsen

Dr. Abracadabra – Kristen Kasten

Princess Falling Star – Sierra Wheelock

Gypsy Hagg – CC George

Amanda Flimflam – Teran Enevoldsen

Courtney Fletcher

Dr. Pillpurge portrayed enthusiastically by Alex Adden.


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