Evil sister Ester played by Becky Strickland puts a sleeper hold on the the three-horned Worfle played by Stacey Poirier in this scene from The Clumsy Custard Horror Show and Ice Cream Clone Review.

Evil sister Ester played by Becky Strickland puts a sleeper hold on the the three-horned Worfle played by Stacey Poirier in this scene from The Clumsy Custard Horror Show and Ice Cream Clone Review.

Clumsy Custard sucks in hearts and laughter

Bring the kids — lots of kids — and prepare to have lots of fun.

Bring the kids — lots of kids — and prepare to have lots of fun.

The Studio Theatre’s production of The Clumsy Custard Horror Show and Ice Cream Clone Review sounds kind of silly but there is likely a reason for the unusual title.

The word play, quick action and silly characters dressed in wonderfully whimsical costumes will be enough to make more than the Clumsy Custard jiggle and giggle with laughter.

The play is right out of magic land with actors popping up in the audience and getting the crowd chanting with them when the hero and heroine need their support.

There were mostly adults in the audience for opening night Wednesday evening but that didn’t stop them from joining the chorus and echoing the chants with a giggle or two.

The costume, make-up, set, sound, and lighting design teams all deserve a huge hand for their work on this comical production featuring some popular seasoned players and introducing some young newcomers to the lakecity’s theatre scene.

The evil characters seem to have a common thread with the notorious Dacron played by Jay Goddard, keeping a head for company played by Kalysta Szauer, and sending his strange sisters Polly and Ester played respectively by Sharon Hoffman and Becky Strickland out to do his dirty work.

You will meet the spoiled Princess Prince, played by Samantha Fradette, her charming and kind, but not too bright father King Dumb played by Martin Comtois, the dashing Swashbuck Valparaiso with the spring in his step played by Bradford Temple and his whimsical sidekick, the three-horned Worfle, played by Stacey Poirier.

King Dumb is ready for his daughter to select a husband and all the Knights of the Realm are anxious to claim her hand.

But the sweet Princess Prince has fallen for a gentle yet courageous lad she assumes to be a pauper.

Not so! Little does she know that this scruffy stranger is Swashbuck Valpariso, bearer of the magic sword and Master of Fast Feet.

With audience participation throughout, the play will leave you breathless with anticipation, reckless with abandon and proud to be a Zobian.  Tickets are available at Aboutface Photography.