A new comedy benefit show, “Wait . . . what?,” featuring local actors performing dialogue penned by humor columnist Scott Saalman, will take place at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center Black Box Room at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour, including cash bar and half-pot drawing.
Admission is $20 per seat and proceeds will support Dove House!
Dove Recovery House for Women in Jasper helps the most vulnerable women in our communities—women who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; women who have experienced homelessness; women who are struggling with substance use disorder and have nowhere else to turn.
To learn more about Dove House, visit their website at www.doverecoveryhouse.org.
Dubois County natives Megan Durlauf is the Director of Operations for the Jasper facility and Jennifer Verkamp is a member of Dove House Board of Directors.
Local actors Jasmine Bosler, Chris Dixon, Heath Kluemper, Kyle Rupert, and former Holland resident Jessica Dyer Campbell fill out the cast, along with Saalman, who co-founded the popular Will Read and Sing For Food (WRASFF) show that, since 2011, has raised $170,000 for dozens of charities, mainly in Dubois County.
“If you liked laughing during our 150+ WRASFF shows, you will especially like ‘Wait . . . what?’ since it is designed to deliver twice the laughs,” says Saalman. “We debuted the first ‘Wait . . . what?’ last October to raise money for Heart of Jasper, generated $1,200 for them through the kindness of our audience, and we had a blast going. I love working with these five talented, very funny people.”
Saalman is excited about this new WRASFF spinoff show that solely features the comedic skills of local actors, a troupe he nicknamed the “The Dubious County Very Ready For Daylight Saving Time Players,” a wink-wink to the moniker of Saturday Night Live’s original cast members, “The Not Ready For Prime Time Players.” And yes, he did mean “dubious.”
Former Jasper resident Saalman, who was a long-time humor columnist for the Dubois County Herald, now publishes his columns in the Dubois County Free Press, the Ferdinand News, and the Hamilton County Reporter—and wherever else he can sneak them in. The show will include several wacky dialogues based on his funniest writings. There will also be some musical interludes thrown in, as led by music director Dixon.
You can order tickets online at the link noted in this event notice.
You can also get tickets at the door while the limited seating lasts, but it’s advisable to make reservations.