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Cookin' With Gus 2014 Last Modified: Monday, October 13, 2014
Presented on Our Main Stage
Cookin' With Gus
By Jim Brochu.
A Live Theater Production of a insanely funny Comedy.
Directed by Judy Beard.
Rating: General Audiences

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From Samuel French:

Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author. Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera. Everybody tries to help her get over it . . . Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when she thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage. Cookin' with Gus brings together four unlikely characters in a stew of hijinks and hilarity. Fun for the performers and a great evening for the audience.

"A non-stop laugh riot from beginning to end!" - Menachem Young, Citiscape Magazine

Cooking With Gus premiered at the Fountain Theatre Los Angeles on December 23, 1980

Published by Samuel French.

Director Judy Beard

Christi Cranton as Gussie Richardson

Cast in order of appearance
Role Actor
Gussie Richardson: Christi Cranton
Walter Richardson: Kevin Day
Bernie Luskin: Stephen Fryar
Carmen: Mary Hill
Production Staff
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Judy Beard
Stage Manager: Robert L. Simpson

Our Crew
Set Construction: Harvie Arington
Keith Scott
Set Design: Judy Beard
Lighting Design: Mary Hill
Light Technician: Abigail Fryar
Naomi Ponthieux
Sound Technician: Keith Scott
Props: Cast
Publicity: Gene Forsyth
Judy Beard
Photography: John Lukas
Programs: Leigh Griffin
Neil Richardson

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Steve Burns
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Kevin Day as Walter Richardson

Stephen Fryar as Bernie Luskin

Mary Hill as Carmen

Naomi Ponthieux, Abigail Fryar, and Keith Scott, our Light and Sound Technicians

Gus's Kitchen


Peter's Flooring & Paint
Hot Springy Dingy
Central Station Marketplace
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Bill Hall Printers
KJ's Grill
Karil Gaut
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
Allison Harbour and The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny and the Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine and KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Alice Bates and KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!