After an absence of several years following the death of producer Bert Fafard, The Community Players are returning under the direction of his widow, Elizabeth Fafard, in the production of “Never Too Late” by Arthur Sumner Long.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, May 28 through June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Marsh River Theater, Monroe Highway/Route 139.

The original cast who appeared at Marsh River Theater in this comedy during the 2006 production will be returning with a few newcomers. Guaranteed to keep the audience laughing are Bunk and Nancy Quimby in the leading roles with supporting leads played by Dale Hustus and Carla Ellis. Laurie Giles plays the mayor with Paul Muir as Dr. Kimbrough and Judy Brossmer as the doctor’s wife. Jerry Sullivan heads up the police force with a surprise cast of police rookies. The head of The Foley Construction Company is played by Albert L’Etoile. Appearing for the first time on stage with The Community Players will be Audrey Muir.

The story focuses on the home of Harry Lambert, who supplies most of the lumber and material for building in his hometown. He lives with his middle-aged wife and their very spoiled daughter and her husband, Charlie. Charlie is employed by the very grumpy Lambert and, unlike Lambert, he “has been to college,” so he states. Harry’s wife Edith is still not aware that women indeed do have rights other than running a household, cleaning, cooking and other mundane day-to-day chores. In fact, much to the surprise of her demanding family, she is pregnant, which is when the feathers hit the fan.

The next-door neighbor, who is the mayor, gets into the act along with the local police department and a construction company ready to redo the entire house.

Speaking of houses, Marsh River expects a full one so getting those general admission tickets in advance is advised. Ticket price is $9, $8 in group of eight or more, and $7 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased in advance by calling 722-4110 (Visa/Mastercard accepted) or at the box office the nights of performance.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to