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Stage comedy ‘Fear Factory’ presented Oct. 29-31 at the Historic Savannah Theater

Annie, owner of “Annie’s Fear Factory,” played by Andi Fore, gives Pinky, played by Gary Phillips, a piece of her mind. Meanwhile, a disinterested Clyde, played by Bobby Faulkner, takes a phone call. 

Fans of rib-tickling live stage comedy need wait no longer, as the curtain opens on “Fear Factory” at the Historic Savannah Theater next weekend.
Produced by the local theatrical troupe Dreamweavers of West Tennessee, Fear Factory is the comedic answer to the question, “What do nice people do when they get fed up with the problematic behavior of others?”
Nice people hire Annie’s Fear Factory, that’s what.
Frights for hire? Why not?
Whether it’s showing up as a SWAT team to frighten neighbors into turning off the loud music, scaring a 9-year-old into going to see the doctor or curing someone’s hiccups, Annie’s Fear Factory is ready to serve.
She explains, “We are scared every day by the news, insurance ads, doctors’ reports and so on. Wouldn’t it be nice to be in control of the scare for a change?”
But now it’s Annie herself who’s afraid.
The lawyer next door, Percy, keeps trying to close the Fear Factory down, and the landlady is talking about selling the building.
Throw into this mix two fiances, a love-struck bus driver, an IRS auditor, and a gangster, and you’ve got a frightening — and hysterical — mess!
Annie takes a loan from the gangster to pay off the landlady, and Percy sees his chance.
He pays off all of Annie’s loans and gives her 48 hours to pay him back or he owns her! She then vanishes.
What is going on? Who is real? And who is scaring whom? This laugh-riot is full of twists, fast dialogue and, of course, a few funny scares.
Shows are on Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 at the Historic Theater on Court Square.
Tickets are currently available at The Courier front desk at 375 Main St. in Savannah during regular business hours (the office closes on Fridays at 3 p.m.), and generally remain so until the day before Dreamweavers’ shows. Call The Courier at 731-925-NEWS (6397) to check on ticket availability.
Any remaining tickets are sold at the theater box office beginning one hour before show time.

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