“Food for Thought” Play Presented by DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

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When a rich couple from the big city become stranded in western Bowie County, a clash in cultures produces laughter in “Food for Thought,” an original play produced and performed by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.
            The play will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Both performances will be in the historic State Theater in downtown DeKalb. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
            The event is a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce. Concessions, including hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks, will be sold prior to each performance.
            Cast members for the play include Steve McMichael portraying Benjamin DeMoney, a wealthy businessman from Dallas; Annette Holder, portraying Alexis DeMoney, Benjamin’s wife and socialite from Dallas. Other members include Doug Wintermute as Adam Jobe, Cassie Raulston of Simms as Grace Jobe, Hosey Wyrick as Noah Jobe, Gail Davis as Esther Jobe, Velma Moore as Faith Robertson, and Melanie Payne as Hope Chandler. Sarabeth Walker is the stage manager and Chase Payne is the sound/lighting technician.
            “Food for Thought” was written by chamber member Doug Wintermute, who based some of the play on his own experiences.  “I attended seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and every week as I would drive from rural East Texas to Dallas to attend classes I was fascinated by the differences in culture,” said Wintermute. “In many ways they really are worlds apart, and this play deals in a humorous way with some of those differences.”
            The Saturday, Sept. 28 performance will be held the evening of “Saturday in the Park,” an annual event in DeKalb produced by the DeKalb Oktoberfest Committee that will feature a 5K color run, chili cookoff, vendor booths, and other events. The following Saturday, Oct. 5, Oktoberfest will be held in DeKalb.
            The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce exists to support business in and around DeKalb and to recruit businesses to the area.
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