Plant City Entertainment will present the musical Ruthless Friday 16 and 23 September; Saturday 17 and 24 September; and Sundays September 18 and 25. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for general admission, $19 for seniors and students, and $16 for members and opening night.
Ruthless is directed by Douglas Buffaloe, a veteran cast member of Plant City Entertainment. Buffaloe began performing with them as a teenager as Beast in The beauty and the Beast. He appeared frequently on stage as an actor.
In 2017, he staged his first show, The sleepy chaperone. He also directed the murder mystery Curtains in 2019.
Buffaloe said: “Ruthless is a hidden gem of a show that most people have never heard of before. I think what appeals to me the most, besides the overall quality of the music, is that you really have no idea what’s to come. When the show starts and you meet the characters, you think you know where the show is going and what the trajectory of the story will be, and then Ruthless takes a ridiculous left turn after a ridiculous left turn. This is the absurd at its best.
Ruthless is PG-13, as there is brief strong language and some dark, mature themes.
The cast is made up of six women: Jennifer Geoff, Maisy Middleton, Vette Berrian, Brittany Hamilton, Angel Borths and Kristen Bucko.
Buffaloe said, “The cast is made up of six extremely talented women who are all having fun with this material. I don’t know what I expected to find when casting this show, but regardless, the six topped it. They are fiercely silly on stage, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work they do.
Plant City Entertainment is a non-profit community theater. Its mission is: “To instill a love of live theater in children, to renew the magic in our senior citizens and, for all ages in between, to promote self-confidence, teamwork and fun for all , as we strive to entertain.”
Plant City Entertainment is located at 101 N. Thomas St. in Plant City. For more information and to obtain tickets, please visit www.plantcityentertainment.com.