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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Cast members of "Follies" play past stars of “Weismann’s Follies.” They are back for a reunion at a theater that will be demolished. Becky Wilson of Lockport, wearing the sash from 1919, plays the role of Heidi Schiller. (PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY TOM RIVERS / ORLEANSHUB.COM)


Brian Wilson of Lockport plays the younger version of Ben Stone in 
"Follies," playing this weekend at Roy-Hart High School.
MIDDLEPORT — Lake Plains Players will put on three productions of "Follies" this weekend at the Roy-Hart High School Auditorium.

The show tells the story of past performers of “Weismann's Follies” who are having a reunion at a crumbling Broadway theater which will soon be demolished to become a parking lot.

Director Lance Anderson said "I have high hopes for the show. I want the community to say, 'Holy cow that was great,' and come back next year."

Anderson said there is a lot of local talent for theater and the Lake Plains Players provides an outlet for the community to showcase those skills.

The show stars many veteran performers — and a pair from Lockport for whom the reunion theme is rather fitting. Becky Wilson and her son Brian are both back on stage with Lake Plains Players after about a 20-year break.

Brian was in kindergarten when he had his LPP debut as a lost boy in Peter Pan. His mother was also in that show.

"This is our first major roles together as a mother and son," Becky Wilson said.

"This is like coming home," Brian Wilson said. "It's an opportunity to see old friends and make new ones."

"Follies" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and high school students. They are available online.

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