Sept. 7, 2019 — “Mamma Mia!” will be the Last Resort Players fall musical at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., and it has a strong and deep cast. Much of the action in the play takes place at the Summer Night City Taverna on a remote Mediterranean Island that keeps it free from too many tourists, but it still attracts the discerning visitor.
Three young male characters in the play — Sky, Eddie and Pepper — are played by local talented actors William Owens, Christopher Keppol and Ramiro Ramirez. Sky is the fiancé of the hotel owner’s daughter, Pepper is a barman at the tavern and Eddie helps Sky with watersports.
According to William, a Siuslaw High School student, he thinks his character Sky is much like him in that he also would move to a Greek Island. Although he doesn’t have a British accent, he likes that Sky is a successful businessman. William is a fan of minimalism and says he’s interpreted that love of design in his room. When not doing theater, you can most often find him practicing piano.
Christopher (Topher) says he’s smart and a bit of a goof like his character Eddie. He really likes that Eddie helped build a website for a place that nobody really knew about. Topher likes to play on his computer, especially fantasy games like Dungeons and Dragons, and he can ride a unicycle.
Ramiro says his character is a bit different from him because Pepper is a little bit more of a risk-taker when it comes to women, while he, on the other hand, doesn’t have that much to lose. What he likes most about Pepper is the way he talks. Ramiro says the way Pepper handles his part of the dialog is something that he could employ when he finally has a love interest. When he’s not doing theatre, he’ll be producing his own radio show for 90.7 KXCR, writing articles for the Siuslaw News, making his own videos, playing with the Siuslaw High School Soccer team, helping his parents at ICM, or just preparing himself for the next step of life: College! Ramiro flew a plane before driving a car at the age of 15.
All three actors have experience on the stage in plays that have been very popular in Florence. Check out their bios at www.lrpproductions.org for a description of their experience.
“Mamma Mia!” will play at the Florence Events Center the weekends of Nov. 1 to 3 and 7 to 10. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
People can get tickets for one, two or all seven shows at www.eventcenter.org.