For a night of spooky fun fit for the Scooby Gang, check out the Flowertown Players’ first performance of the season, Don’t Try to Wake Him, Hand Me the Shovel. Flowertown Players Artistic Director Sean Lakey refers to the show as a “Scooby-Doo comedy,” because none of the characters ever really understand what’s going on around them.

The oddly wordy title is actually what caught the attention of Lakey. The show follows two investigative reporters who attempt to catch the ghosts of the Billingsgate Mansion on tape. With supporting characters like a squad of lost cheerleaders, a conniving horror movie producer, a blundering police officer, and a couple of convicts with a body on their hands, the performance is sure to be a hilarious take on a ghostly situation. “This show is the equivalent of an Adam Sandler movie. People will walk out of the theater with a big smile on their face,” Lakey says.

The play opens July 23 at 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 8 at the James F. Dean Community Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $15 for students. For more info, visit the Flowertown Players’ website.

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