Elvis Has Left The Building

Written by:

V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger

Directed by:

Doris Tropp

Performance Dates:

April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, 4, 2024
7:30 p.m.

Matinees:
April 27, 28, and May 4
3:00 p.m.

It’s December 20th, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, “The Colonel”, knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel is all shook up because he has racked up a secret debt — and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator within 24 hours.

Hijinks ensue as the Colonel takes desperate measures to replace a man who is irreplaceable, all while keeping the prying eyes of a nosy reporter at bay and figuring out what happened to the real Elvis.

Reviews Of Previous Productions

There’s nostalgia galore for those who remember Elvis and the 70s: Audiences laugh out loud at the Elvis songs, the posters, the platinum records on the wall. Lots of laughs at the snarky references to Robert Goulet, “Return to Sender,” and glittery silk jump-suits with wild fringes flying.

Unpretentious fun!

It gets wild and whacky faster than the Lisa Marie (Elvis’ jet) could make a deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwich run from Memphis to Denver.

V. Cate & Duke ErnsbergerV. Cate and Duke Ernsberger
Author:

V. Cate. V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger have been a mother/son writing team for over 10 years. Besides Elvis Has Left the Building, they have collaborated on 4 other plays: Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell, Dracula Bites, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose, and A Visit from Scarface, all of which premiered at The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia and were produced by Richard Rose.

Playscripts Inc.Both members of the Screen Actors Guild and The Writers Guild of America, V.Cate has a BA from The University of Arkansas and Duke Ernsberger has a BFA from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Their play Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell won The Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights at Barter Theatre in 2007 and was nominated for the prestigious Steinberg Award in 2008. Asked why they continue to write comedies:

“If the audience is laughing…they’re listening.”

Doris Tropp

Doris Tropp

Director
Mary Easland

Mary Easland

Stage Manager

Cast

Rosemary Million

Rosemary Million

As Isobel
Pat Hall

Pat Hall

As Dolly
Matthew Tiritilli

Matthew Tiritilli

As Stephen
Alyssa Rand

Alyssa Rand

As Bobbi
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