March 17-19, 23-25, 2000


Community Players Theatre


M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcap characters: Hawkeye and Duke. They can’t be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school. The thread of this effort helps tie together the pileup of comic adventures. Hawkeye has a scene with a woman psychiatrist who believes he’s been trying to lobster-trap mermaids in a rice paddy. There’s a jolly encounter with the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O. ever sent overseas. A sergeant is selling dumb GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. Radar O’Reilly, a soldier with incredible hearing, anticipates things before they happen. The proprietor of a painless dental clinic is cured of dark moods by the recreation of an old monster movie and a monster! It’s all here, including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life. Oh, yes the Korean boy does get his education in the United States!

Author: Tim Kelly
Dramatized from the book by Richard Hooker

Historian’s Corner

The sixth production came from the novel, film and television show, “M*A*S*H*.” This popular show was well-received by both the critic and the audiences. So successful was the run that an additional performance was added to the scheduled run. The additional performance was sold out. This show was the directorial debut for Dave Schick. The cast had 33 actors onstage.