Laurel Mill Playhouse

Eric Henry as Captain Fisby and Natesha Vaillancourt as Lotus Blossom in "The Teahouse of the August Moon," opening this weekend at Laurel Mill Playhouse. (Photo by John Cholod, Laurel Mill Playhouse / January 30, 2013)

"The Teahouse of the August Moon," a Broadway hit of 1953, opens Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St.

The play pursues the career of an army of occupation officer stationed in a remote town on Okinawa. Sent there to teach democracy to the townspeople, the young officer, within a few days, gets sidetracked. Find out what happens when a colonel comes to inspect the village and what the officer has accomplished.

Performances run through Feb. 24, on Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on Feb. 10 and 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, general admission; $12, students, age 18 and younger, and seniors, age 65 and older.

For reservations, call 301-617-9906 and press 2.

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For information, go to or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.