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"Fawlty Towers' comes to town

"Fawlty Towers' comes to town

January 27th, 2011 in News

Terry Schoonover rehearses a scene with Jennifer and Mark Polys from "Fawtly Towers." Two episodes of the British TV series will be presented.

Photo by Julie Smith

The humor of Fawlty Towers will soon cause Scene One audiences in Jefferson City to erupt in laughter.

Fawlty Towers, the famous 1970s British sitcom, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12.

After stumbling upon the rights to the sitcom, Tracy Wegman and other Scene One regulars were excited to share their fondness for the 12-part series with local audiences by bringing them two of the original 30-minute episodes.

Being staged in the hotel's lobby and dining room made choosing the episodes, "A Touch of Class," - the show's first episode - and "The Hotel Inspectors" easy choices, Scene One founder Mark Wegman said.

The humor was described as being similar to that of Monty Python, noting John Cleese is one of the writers and actors in the series. Cleese wrote the show with his then-wife, Connie Booth.

Tickets are $10 except for the Feb. 10 performance, when tickets are $5. The ticket line can be reached at (573) 681-9199. Scene One's website is