When: Sat., May 21, 7 p.m. and Sun., May 22, 2 p.m. 2016
Courting Disaster, a melodrama written and directed by John Meyers involving the court case of Brimstone vs Prettybottom, will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. in Trinidad Town Hall. The Born in a Trunk comedy is a stirring courtroom tale involving the tactics of Attorney Shy Stir (Keven Harder) against new-to-the-bar Attorney Shakee (Will Hardwick) defending their respective clients plaintiff Helfer Brimstone (David Pryor) and defendant Melissa Prettybottom (Julie Hjerpe). Judge Feather (Alison Silver), kind bailiff (Jim Willits), ever-young Mrs. Prettybottom (Greta Daniels), and heartless Drucilla (Jayne Bauer) add to the confusion and hilarity. An unusual aspect of the case is that instead of the usual jury of 12, the jury, consisting of the entire audience, will decide the result of the trial. Tickets, at $10 each, are available at Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Plaza and at Hair Unlimited, 1640 G Street Arcata as well as at the door. Refreshments available. The production is a joint benefit for Trinidad Museum Society and Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. Call 677-3816 for information or reservations.