Church Basement Ladies return to Beef & Boards with ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’
By Patricia Rettig
The hilarious Church Basement Ladies have cooked up an all-new show and it’s debuting this summer at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
“A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” will be the fourth and funniest installment yet of this popular series, and it opens July 5.
No one can dish out love, life and a casserole like the Church Basement Ladies.
Set in 1960, in “A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” the gals are once again required to face the challenges of change head-on. Beverly is turning 15 and gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation; Karin is finally learning how to drive; Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the county fair to raise money, and the pastor announces his impending nuptials.
Against the shifting tide, these pillars of the church stand strong in their faith and in their friendships with more crazy antics, more great new songs and more lessons reluctantly learned.
Returning to reprise their roles are Licia Watson as Vivian Snustad, Karen Pappas as the always entertaining Mavis Gilmerson, Hillary Smith as Beverly Engelson and Eddie Curry as Pastor Gunderson. Carrie SaLoutos joins the cast in the role of Beverly’s mother, Karin Engelson.
“A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement” is on stage for 52 performances through Aug. 17 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement,” based on the writings of Janet Martin & Suzann Nelson ● Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre ● 9301 N. Michigan Rd. in Indianapolis ● Doors open at 6 p.m. for shows on select dates from July 5 through August 16 (for matinee or Sunday show times see website) ● Tickets start at $38.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet and drinks ● For more information call 872-9664 or visit www.beefandboards.com