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Here come the hillbillies of Hampton Court Trailer Park. Or, at least, that's what the TV producer wants you to see. In reality, Hampton Court is made up of loving, kind, caring people who look out for each other. But that just doesn't make good TV.

May June Duvall (Colette Haag) argues with her husband, Loff (Casey Zoss), through a broken window screen while rehearsing for Mitchell Christian's play "Mobile Home, Sweet Home," on Thursday in the Baas Auditorium. (Kella Rodiek/Republic)
May June Duvall (Colette Haag) argues with her husband, Loff (Casey Zoss), through a broken window screen while rehearsing for Mitchell Christian's play "Mobile Home, Sweet Home," on Thursday in the Baas Auditorium. (Kella Rodiek/Republic)

Here come the hillbillies of Hampton Court Trailer Park.

Or, at least, that's what the TV producer wants you to see. In reality, Hampton Court is made up of loving, kind, caring people who look out for each other. But that just doesn't make good TV.

In Mitchell Christian's spring play, "Mobile Home, Sweet Home," by Pat Cook, the characters must fight to preserve their way of life. Hampton Court Trailer Park, run by Loff Duvall and his wife, May June, is really quite a nice place to live, said Char Glanzer, co-director of the show along with Jessica Baas.

Anne, who is practically engaged to the son of Loff and May June, wants to show the great place of Hampton Court to others by bringing in a reality TV show. But, unfortunately, Anne's producer has other plans. She thinks the show would do better if she "turns everyone into a bunch of hillbillies" and makes it a trailer trash show, Glanzer said. In the face of oddball characters and "silly little happenings" the community has to pull together like never before.

The show is a two-act comedy with a 15-minute intermission. Show length is roughly 75-80 minutes.

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"Something that I think that the audience would enjoy about this show, is that I think that they will be able to relate with any of the characters and relax and enjoy a production that they can laugh with," Glanzer said.

Performances are at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Baas Auditorium at Mitchell Christian School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door.

Cast:

LaFayette "Loff" Duvall-Casey Zoss

May June Duvall-Colette Haag

Goose Halford-Caelan Tirrel

Tyrone "General" Hunkle-Zach Bosworth

Anne Carney-Abbie Reynen

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Lydia Spagway-Charlotte Haag

Vonell Rafferty-Gabe Douvier

Rhonda Defalco-Heidi Tirrel

Etta Frobisher-Kendra Nydam

Edith Maxwell-Elizabeth Asbill

Larry Duvall-Luke Knutson

Teri-Emily Strong

Tammi-Angela Yang

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Carla Bettiger-Moriah Plastow

Belinda Crowne-Katelyn Karhoff

Crew:

Lights/Sound-Ben Tegethoff

Stage crew-Lacey Melchert, Kelsey Thompson, Sadie Meyerink, Braeden Nydam, Alec Nelson

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