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For these monks, some heavenly help is needed

(From left) Kadi Johnson, Frankie Aragon, Curtis Perkins, Mark Duval, Charley McMullen, Trish Thompson and Alex Skagen (lying down) star in the Impossible Players' comedy 'Incorruptible.'
(From left) Kadi Johnson, Frankie Aragon, Curtis Perkins, Mark Duval, Charley McMullen, Trish Thompson and Alex Skagen (lying down) star in the Impossible Players' comedy 'Incorruptible.'

Odd things are happening with the monks of Priseaux, France, in the 13th century.

IF YOU GO

WHO: The Impossible Players

WHAT: ‘Incorruptible’

WHEN: 7: 30 p.m. today, Saturday and April 11-12; 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: The Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main St.

TICKETS: $10 adults, $7 seniors and military, $5 students

INFO: 542-6969 or impossibleplayers.org

Their patron saint hasn’t produced a miracle in ages. The monastery is going broke. They’re desperate for, yes, divine intervention.

That’s the premise of “Incorruptible,” the 1996 comedy being staged by The Impossible Players over the next two weekends. Five shows are planned at the Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main St.

For the sake of this play, it’s important to know that “incorruptible” is a term used by the Catholic church to describe a dead holy person whose body doesn’t decompose. Why does that matter? Because the monks, inspired by a not-so-scrupulous visitor, come up with a morally dubious plan to save their home.

Let director John Brown explain: “They start selling bones out of their cemetery as holy relics.”

Clearly, this isn’t your typical comedy and “corrupt” takes on dual meanings.

Cast members include Frankie Aragon, Mark Duval, Kadi Johnson, Charley McMullen, Curtis Perkins, Trish Thompson and Alex Skagen.

Brown said the dark humor and fast pace are well-suited for the actors.

“It’s very dialogue heavy and these guys (in the cast) are bringing it,” he said.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and April 11-12 and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and military members and $5 for students with ID.

For information, call 542-6969 or visit impossibleplayers.org.

amym@chieftain.com

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