New Scene One show brings ‘local color’

Laura Eldridge hugs her children, Holly and Gray, as Maude Landrum, background, looks on. All are characters in Keith Enloe’s “Rural Delivery.” The characters are played by, from left, Mary Conley, Shellie Howser, Noah Gernander and Sherry Hoskins.

Laura Eldridge hugs her children, Holly and Gray, as Maude Landrum, background, looks on. All are characters in Keith Enloe’s “Rural Delivery.” The characters are played by, from left, Mary Conley, Shellie Howser, Noah Gernander and Sherry Hoskins. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Area theatergoers should be able to easily relate to Scene One’s upcoming production of “Rural Delivery.” The play is set in Mid-Missouri and features lots of local color in the fictional drama/comedy.

It’s also written and directed by Keith Enloe, a seasoned Jefferson City theater performer. It’s Enloe’s first attempt at writing a full-length play, and he’s taken his time — about five years — to get it just right.

The fictional story is based around the Centertown Post Office, where Enloe’s grandmother worked as a postmaster for close to 40 years. In the story, Laura (Shellie Howser) is the postmaster and a widowed mother who is struggling to raise her two children. When one of the children is threatened, Richard (Dan Zaiger), a post office employee who is a loner and misunderstood, steps up to save the day.

“It’s meant to leave them with a good feeling, but there’s a surprise twist at the end,” Enloe said.

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“Rural Delivery”

When: 7:30 p.m. on May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 9.

Where: Scene One, 121 E. High St. in Jefferson City

Tickets: $10. ($5 on opening night)

Call (573) 681-9199.

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