Bring your sweetheart to ‘Funny Valentines’ at Hill Country Community Theatre

Flowers and candy are nice, but what about a night at the theater this Valentine’s Day? A night at the Hill Country Community Theatre’s production of “Funny Valentines” will say “you’re special” in a unique and entertaining way.

funny-valentinesPHOTO: Jennifer Brust (left) as Zan and Freddy Bonetti as Andy rehearse for the upcoming Hill Country Community Theatre production of the romantic comedy “Funny Valentines.” Jim McDermott is directing the play, which tells the story of a divorced children’s book illustrator and his quest to win back the love of his ex-wife. Performances are Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 21-24. The Thursday-Saturday shows are 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday shows are 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for youth 16 and under. Group rates are available. For reservations, call the box office at (830) 798-8944. For more, go to www.thehcct.org. The theater is located at 4003 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores. Courtesy photo

The play runs on select days from Feb. 14-24, but opening night is on the big day, Thursday, Feb. 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for live music, drinks and food. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne will be served at intermission.

The two-act comedy tells the story of a divorced children’s book illustrator and his quest to win back the love of his ex-wife and writing partner. Performances are Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 21-24. The Thursday-Saturday shows are 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday shows are 2:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for youth 16 and under. Group rates are available. For reservations, call the box office at (830) 798-8944. For more, go to www.thehcct.org. The theater is located at 4003 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores.

Known as a showplace for budding thespians, Hill Country Community Theatre is an all-volunteer, nonprofit venue where area actors stage a variety of performances, including musicals, dramas and comedies.

Performances are acclaimed for the professionalism of the sets, costumes and, of course, the acting. The modern, comfortable playhouse features a foyer/lounge and about 150 seats, each with an excellent view of the stage.

Popular productions, which are typically seasonal, have included “Wizard of Oz,” “Steel Magnolias” and “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol.”

The next production, “Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors,” is set for select days from April 25 to May 5. During that time, the theater also will be auditioning for the summer production of “Willie Wonka.”

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