The Panhandle Players of the Forgotten Coast will present the classic “The Time of Your Life,”by William Saroyan, at the historic Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola, at U.S. Highway 98 and 12th Street this weekend.

The Panhandle Players of the Forgotten Coast will present the classic “The Time of Your Life,”by William Saroyan, at the historic Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola, at U.S. Highway 98 and 12th Street this weekend.

Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. ET. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at panhandleplayers.com, click on "Tickets; at https://panhandle-players.ticketleap.com; or at the door.

A 20th century American masterpiece, directed by Tom Loughridge, with Assistant Director/Stage Manager Liz Sisung, “The Time of Your Life” is a rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer hall philosophers. There's good vs. evil, humor and pathos, all mixed together with a goodhearted whore, a sweet lug, a corrupt vice squad detective, a wizened old cowpoke, a populist barkeep, and lots more. A couple of bar room scuffles, song and dance liven the action.

Bringing the characters to life are Frederick Kahler, Megan Shiver, River Sheridan, Laura Ward, Hank Kozlowsky, Jeff Ilardi, Scott Wilson, Greg Riley, James Hatfield, Jo Ellen Pearman, Barry Hand, Carole Brazsky, David Adlerstein, Doug Rauscher, Peter Bearse, Bob Caiola, Jeana Crozier, Joan Matey, Maria Nichols, and Lydia Countryman.

“The Time of Your Life” won the 1940 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for drama. It has played on Broadway three times, has been adapted for film starring James Cagney, and for the Playhouse 90 live television series starring Jackie Gleason and Jack Klugman. The play was revived in March 1972 at the Huntington Hartford Theatre in Los Angeles where Henry Fonda and Richard Dreyfuss played leading roles.

"The Time Of Your Life renews our hope for humanity and our faith in the goodness of human nature. Highly recommended." - Chicago Critic

Box office opens one half hour before curtain.