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"Empty Nest"


Pictured from left to right:  Zachary Burrell as Michael Butler, Janet Essenpreis as Helene Butler, and Bobby Conte as Elliott Butler.


By Angela Ash

EMPTY NEST will be playing at the Derby Dinner Playhouse through July 9th, and it is the first play of the 2017/2018 season. This hilarious comedy is packed full of plenty of entertaining moments, along with some surprises and plot twists. Be ready for a night filled with laughter!

As a husdand and wife send their youngest son off to college, they begin to plan how they will fill their days with fun, activities and, most of all, peace and quiet. However, life rarely goes as planned, as they soon find their house filled to the brim with their grown children and the peculiar drama that comes along with each one.

EMPTY NEST is directed by Bekki Jo Schneider and written by Lawrence Roman. The cast includes:  Janet Essenpreis, David Myers, Bobby Conte, Zachary Burrell, Bill Hanna and Katherine Martin.

Essenpreis and Myers, DDP favorites, are phenomenal in their roles of the empty nesters, bringing laughter from the crowd with their comedic antics and the interesting predicaments that they find themselves in. This cast really brings a welcome edge to the stage for this memorable performance!

The Derby Dinner Playhouse is located in Clarksville, Indiana... right over the bridge from Louisville, Kentucky. It is a theater in the round, and has been in operation since 1974, making it one of the oldest and largest continuously operating theatres in the country!

You will always receive a top notch production for your ticket price, along with a mouth-watering meal, served buffet style, boasting favorites like fried catfish, mouth-watering pasta selections and a meat carving station. Some of the best desserts around are also offered, along with a delicious special occasion cake!

Visit the Derby Dinner Playhouse for more information, or call 812-288-8281 to order your tickets today!