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IVT to stage ‘Money Matters’

Sharon Pagoria (Marilena) and William Gillespie (Bud Davis) rehearse for Indian Valley Theatre's production of "Money Matters." The show runs Oct. 26-28 at the Sandwich Opera House.
Sharon Pagoria (Marilena) and William Gillespie (Bud Davis) rehearse for Indian Valley Theatre's production of "Money Matters." The show runs Oct. 26-28 at the Sandwich Opera House.

Indian Valley Theatre is rehearsing for its next production, “Money Matters,” directed by Christine Johnson and written by Michael and Susan Parker with rights by Samuel French.

The cast includes George (Matthew Johnson of Newark), Marilena (Sharon Pagoria of Sandwich), Annie (Jen Ketchum of Sandwich), Charmaine (Sue Burich of Morris), Bud Davis (Bill Gillespie of Sandwich) and Bernard (R. Scott Purdy of Geneva). Tony Pagoria is the stage manager.

The late Mr. Hammond spent 20 years printing $20 bills on a printing press he built in the basement of Monet Manor. After his death, his faithful retainer, George, and George’s daughter, Annie, continued the family business for Mr. Hammond’s widow, who recently passed away. Contrary to her promise to leave the manor and all her assets to George and Annie, she has bequeathed the manor to a stranger, Bud Davis, who plans to turn it into a retirement home for ladies.

Determined to keep the manor, Annie invites an old friend and sorority sister, Charmaine Beauregard, to play the role of a ghost, to convince Bud that the manor is unsuitable for a retirement home because it is haunted.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $18 at the door.

For questions or information about “Money Matters” or Indian Valley Theatre, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com, call 888-365-8889 or visit www.indianvalleytheatre.com.

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.

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