By Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate | Directed by Linda Baker
Showings: 7 p.m.: March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
2 p.m.: 17, 24, 31
“Elvis Has Left the Building” is a comedy play written by Virginia Cate and Duke Ernsberger. The play is a hilarious and quirky take on the enduring fascination with Elvis Presley, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon.
The story is set in a small-town beauty salon in the summer of 1970, shortly after the death of Elvis Presley. The central character, Harmony, is an Elvis superfan who believes that Elvis himself is coming to her town to visit her. Harmony’s obsession with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll leads her to concoct a series of outlandish schemes to meet him, including attempting to rob a bank to get his attention.
As Harmony’s plans unravel, the play introduces a cast of eccentric characters, including a bumbling bank robber, a skeptical sheriff, a pragmatic hairdresser, and a local radio DJ who is also an Elvis impersonator. The characters’ paths intersect as they become entangled in Harmony’s antics, leading to a series of comical misunderstandings and mishaps.
“Elvis Has Left the Building” is a lighthearted and farcical comedy that explores themes of celebrity obsession, identity, and the power of imagination. It celebrates the enduring legacy of Elvis Presley and the way his music and persona continue to capture the hearts and minds of people, even after his death.
Throughout the play, there are humorous references to Elvis’s music and his impact on popular culture, making it an enjoyable experience for fans of the King. The play’s quirky characters and comedic situations contribute to a fun and entertaining theatrical production that ultimately leaves the audience with a smile and a reminder of the enduring fascination with Elvis Presley.