Douglas High School offers hilarious play this weekend |

Douglas High School offers hilarious play this weekend

Staff reports

“Father’s Been to Mars,” a three-act comedy, will be offered this week at Douglas High School.

The Douglas High School Theatre is located at the school, 16700 Highway 88. Tickets will be sold in advance from class members and also at the door at a cost of $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for adults. Performances will be June 8-10 at 7 p.m.

After three and a half years of blasting through outer space on his TV show, Larry Gibson (played by Ryan Ghan) finds it difficult to make the change each evening from space hero Captain Galaxy to husband and father. His habit of wearing his space outfit at home and talking as if he lived in the 25th century is a source of constant embarrassment to his 18-year-old daughter, Gloria (Shera Gross).

Even his wife Mildred (Mary Zimmerman) finally rebels against this interplanetary world when he brings Countess Vilma (Nicole Podlas), the ruthless and sultry space villainous of his program, home just in time to “disintegrate” her sewing circle (Lauren Davis, Jessica Mitchell and Gaby Vazquez).

Twelve-year-old Corky Gibson (Ciara Wolfe), a devout junior space scout, is the only one in the family “in father’s orbit.” Mother and Gloria decide to give Larry a dose of his own medicine when one of his friends drops in. Young people in the audience will love the “space happy” characters, while adults will roar at this poke at some of our most popular 1950s television shows.