Warner Robins Little Theatre aims for laughs with ‘Hotbed Hotel’

July 11, 2014 

For those who can’t make it to the Florida Keys this summer, Warner Robins Little Theatre is bringing a taste of the Keys to town with its production of “Hotbed Hotel.”

Katie Manning is directing the show, which she called an “American farce.”

“A couple, Teri and Brian Cody, are trying to sell their hotel,” she said. “They aren’t making any money with it and the property value has gone up and they are hoping to get their investment back. The problem is, no one is staying at the hotel and a potential buyer shows up. So they create guests.”

“There are a lot of mistaken identities. It is just hilarious and the cast is amazing,” Manning said. “They have had to work very hard to get the timing off and on the stage perfect.”

Manning was not originally slated to direct but to produce. However, one of the characters was a perfect fit for the original director, Alexander Raines, who stepped down as director and into the role.

While the show has a Florida theme, Manning warned that it is not small-child friendly.

“It has some adult content, some sexual innuendo,” Manning said.

The show is the first of Warner Robins Little Theatre’s 52nd season and that was on the mind of the theater’s board when the show was selected.

“We want to start off strong, and everyone loves a comedy,” Manning said. “Also, the beach and the summer, it just fit.”

“Hotbed Hotel”

When: 8 p.m. July 11-12, 17-19 and 24-26; 2:30 p.m. July 20

Where: Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins

Cost: $16 adults; $14 seniors, students and military

Information: 478-929-4579; www.wrlt.org

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