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September 24, 2018

Fulton Community Theatre Joins With Quirk’s Players To Bring ‘Get Smart To Fulton Ed Center Stage


FULTON – “Would you believe …?” the catchphrase for America’s ultimate bumbling secret agent will be heard on stage this Halloween season as Fulton Community Theatre along with Quirk’s Players of G Ray Bodley High School proudly presents the comedy “Get Smart”

Agent 86 Maxwell Smart (Michael Richard King) checks in with CONTROL on his latest misadventure via shoe-phone while Agent 99 (Jessie Dobrzynski) listens in the comedy “Get Smart” which will be presented as a co-production of Fulton Community Theatre and Quirks Players of G. Ray Bodley High School.

Agent 86 Maxwell Smart (Michael Richard King) checks in with CONTROL on his latest misadventure via shoe-phone while Agent 99 (Jessie Dobrzynski) listens in the comedy “Get Smart” which will be presented as a co-production of Fulton Community Theatre and Quirks Players of G. Ray Bodley High School.

The play, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the 1960s TV series by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, will run for three performances, October 28 and 29 on the stage of the Fulton Education Center, 167 S. Fourth St.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on the 28th with two performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on the 29th.

Tickets for show are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Reservations may be made by calling 315-561-3899.

“Would you believe that seven police boats are closing in on us right now?” asks Maxwell Smart (famous American spy) to the head of KAOS (Mr. Big) who now holds him captive.

When the master criminal finds this a little hard to accept, the straight-faced Smart asks, “Would you believe six?”

With that question, the comedy satire Get Smart put an expression into the English language 50 years ago.

Get Smart needs no introduction for anyone old enough to remember the 1960s hilarious sitcom or the ’08 summer movie that reintroduced a whole new generation to Max Smart, 99, the Chief, and all those other rather goofy Control spies.

The Get Smart play centers on a bizarre new case in which Smart must stop KAOS from its most shameful plot.

Agent 86 Maxwell Smart (Michael Richard King) and Agent 99 (Jessie Dobrzynski) listen to the maniacal plans of KAOS’ Mr. Big (Derek Potocki, center) while trying to find a way of escape in the comedy “Get Smart” which will be presented as a co-production of Fulton Community Theatre and Quirks Players of G. Ray Bodley High School.

Agent 86 Maxwell Smart (Michael Richard King) and Agent 99 (Jessie Dobrzynski) listen to the maniacal plans of KAOS’ Mr. Big (Derek Potocki, center) while trying to find a way of escape in the comedy “Get Smart” which will be presented as a co-production of Fulton Community Theatre and Quirks Players of G. Ray Bodley High School.

Magnificently assisted by beautiful Agent 99, Smart proceeds from one gigantic blunder to another. Each of those blunders, however, somehow turns into a master stroke.

The cast includes an ensemble of 25 community theatre actors and members of Quirk’s Players from Fulton’s G.Ray Bodley High School.

The head of Quirk’s is Tom Briggs, who founded Fulton Community Theatre in 1990.

The joint production is a project he has been planning with the show’s director, Donald Crowe, since last season.

The cast features the talents of Michael Richard King as Maxwell Smart, Jessie Dobrzynski as Agent 99, Michael A. Bolio as The Chief, Adam Schmidtmann as Agent 44, Mathew Wood as Professor Dante, Colleen Deitrich as Professor Zalinka, and Derek Potocki as Mr. Big.

“Get Smart” also sees the return of live theatre to the recently renovated stage of the Fulton Education Center, which served as the main stage venue for FCT during its first 15 years of production.

The production is being presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Fulton Community Theatre’s 2016 Season is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

For more information, including upcoming auditions for the season, please contact FCT at its website, www.fultoncommunitytheatre.org, or by emailing at [email protected]

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