The Richland Players’ production of “And the Winner Is” opens Friday.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 16-17 and 23-24, and at 2 p.m. March 18 and 25 at the company’s theater, 608 The Parkway.
The acclaimed Mitch Albom comedy centers on a self-obsessed movie star who finally scores an Oscar nomination — and then dies before the show. But he finagles a way to return to earth for the big night, with his agent, rival, girlfriend and ex-wife caught up in the craziness.
The production stars Michael Thomas, Terence Knox, Robert Chisholm, Patrick Killoran, Diana Milton and Katrina Carlson.
The red carpet will be rolled out opening weekend.