Final ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ shows planned at Foothills Playhouse

EASLEY — The Clampetts will be back at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley this weekend.

After its first shows last weekend, the playhouse’s season-opening production of “The Beverly Hillbillies” will have three final performances this weekend.

The hilarious comedy is based on the TV show created by Paul Henning that aired from 1962-1971. David Rogers, an author and Broadway playwright, wrote the script for the stage production.

Jennifer Ouellette is making her directorial debut at Foothills Playhouse with the production.

The story begins at the Clampetts’ mountain cabin, where Jed (played by Jonathan Houston), the patriarch of the family, is approached by a couple of “big wheels” from Brewster Oil Company who offer to buy the “slew” that is running rampant through their property. The family instantly becomes millionaires and decides to move to Beverly Hills to be among the movie stars.

The Clampetts meet many new folks in Beverly Hills, including the uptight Mrs. Pennyweather (Sheri Taylor) and their new neighbors, the Drysdales (played by Maurice Reed and Lynne Gibson).

Hillarity, new romances and interesting events occur as Jed, Ellie Mae (Jillana Darby), Jethro (Tim Spears), and Granny (Anne Robards) try to adjust to life in “Californey.”

Performances will be held at Foothills Playhouse in Easley, which is located in West End Hall. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at (864) 855-1817 or by visiting