Source: The News-Enterprise
“The show must go on” is such a well-established principle in theatrical circles that’s it’s become a cliche familiar to all.
Regardless of what calamity occurs, the scheduled performance is paramount. Nothing prevents the troupe from going on, but a global pandemic is something else.
While entertainment venues and touring shows have been forced to postpone or cancel and literally hundreds of local events have been put on the shelf, a local comedy-variety program has found a way to go on this weekend.
This concept of resiliency certainly applies to “The Eric and Joe Show,” which despite it’s hectic humor and fast-paced banter, is serious business which has annually supported local charities. This year’s proceeds will go to the Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation to further the mission of Baptist Health Hardin.
Eric Clemens and Joe Bennett headline the program, which includes a talent group of family and friends now familiar to local residents.
Realizing the annual live stage show would be impossible considering the COVID-19 restrictions, the cast and crew set about to create a film version of the skits. With an audience limit of 25 imposed by Gov. Andy Beshear, Crowne Pointe Theatre in Elizabethtown has agreed to more than 60 showings over the next week beginning with special premiere showings tonight.
“We are excited about the final product and hope our friends, family and neighbors really enjoy the show,” Bennett said.
The premiere showings, which come with unique gift bags, are sold out but tickets Saturday through Thursday are available at crownepointetheatre.com.
Prepare yourself for some zany fun and hearty laughs. It’s an escape from what ails you and a chance to enjoy yourself like it was 2019.
This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.