RACINE — Over Our Head Players opens an irreverent account of how the west was won with “Oregon Trail: The Play!” by A. J. Allegra May 18-June 2 at Sixth Street Theater, 318 Sixth St.
In the year eighteen somethin’ somethin’, the Bootsmeyer family sets off on a troubled journey westward, stocking up on provisions for their oxen and doing their best to survive river crossings, illnesses, hunting, highway robbery and a host of other dilemmas.
“Oregon Trail: The Play!” is produced by Edward Jones. The cast includes Kristin Althoff, Michael Becker, Zak Keil, A.J. Laird, Kathy Larson, David Maack II, Paul Reese, Michael Retzlaff and Melissa Zeien.
The directing team is comprised of Kristin Althoff, Nicholas Hoyt and Rich Smith. Reese stage manages and the staff includes Parker Jones, Amy Ball, Elizabeth Bitner, Brad Bomkamp, Jim Smith, Ron Schulz, Diane Carlson, Nicholas Hoyt, Kevin Hlavka and Janine Anderson.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $18 on Fridays and Saturdays and $15.50 on Sundays. For reservations, call the box office at 262-632-6802 or go to www.overourheadplayers.org. Advance reservations are recommended as some performances are sold out.