NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - It was just a few days ago that Turner Classics aired "Mister Roberts."
Now Lamp-Lite Theatre audiences in Nacogdoches can see a live stage performance of the classic World War II story.
About 20 men are playing roles of a group of American sailors aboard a Navy cargo vessel in the Pacific. They get themselves into a lot of mischief, which explains why a live goat has a scene.
The stage has been transformed into a ship and extra attention is placed on costume accuracy. This rowdy, but realistic saga is based on a real-life experience.
"The author was really in the war and served three years in the Pacific," said Sarah McMullan, the play's director. "It became a widely popular movie and play and we've done it for three times. This is the third time now. It's got a lot of laughs in it. Lot of fun. Lot of drama."
There are several opportunities to attend "Mister Roberts." The audience dress rehearsal is tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. A $5 donation is requested.
Other performances are Friday and Saturday this week and next at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Ticket information is on the Lamp-Lite Theatre website.