PELL CITY -- The Spotlight program will present the comedy “The Curious Savage” at the Pell City Center for Education and the Performing Arts theater Sept. 28-30, according to a press release.

“The Curious Savage” by John Patrick is a lively comedy set in an upscale 1950s mental institution called The Cloisters.

Ethel Savage, whose husband has recently died and left her a large sum of money, has hidden the fortune from her three stepchildren, who will stop at nothing to get their greedy hands on what they believe is due them, including institutionalizing the only mother they’ve ever known.

Mrs. Savage finds herself surrounded by the residents of The Cloisters, whose warmth and humor envelop her with the love she never found from her own family.

“I absolutely love this play,” said Lesley Warren, the director for comedy. “There are so many funny lines and multi-layered characters. The cast and I have had a great time figuring out what makes these people tick.”

The comedy production is part of the Spotlight program.

Spotlight is a county-wide, all-ages drama education program. Its mission is to foster drama education and encourage community participation in theater in St. Clair County. Spotlight is supported by the Alabama Council on the Arts, Jefferson State Community College, the city of Pell City, and the Pell City school system.  

Members of the full cast include Blair Goodgame as Ethel Savage, Elizabeth Money as Lily Bell, Jacob Call as Titus, Cody Mealer as Samuel, Julie Funderburg as Florence, Haven Phillips as Fairy May, Ben Wilson as Jeffrey, Erskine Funderburg as Hannibal, Leslie Warren as Mrs. Paddy, Kelcy Williams and Ashley Arrington as Miss Willie and Jennifer Hathcock as Doctor Emmett.

Performances are set for 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30.

Tickets can be reserved by visiting Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.