Sunday, July 12, 2009

6 Days and Counting (CCPT)

Only 6 days until the opening of Culver City Public Theatre's (CCPT) 2009 season. The Ancient One will be appearing as Grandpa Martin Vanderhof in You Can't Take It With You, a Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by Hart and Kaufman.

The Tech Weekend in Carlson Park went well. We actually completed a complete run through of the play today and it felt good. The Ancient One has really enjoyed working with such a talented cast and feels that the 3 weekend, 6 performance run will be a success. Now we just have our final 4 rehearsals to polish the performance, costumes and (numerous) props and we will be ready for those wonderful audiences that appear in Culver City's Carlson Park every summer.

You Can't Take It With You goes up every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. starting July 18 and closing August 2. It will be preceded at noon each performance day by the CCPT Children's Popcorn Theatre production of Aunt Fondeen and the Lost Dutchman Goldmine, another 1 hour play written by Heidi Dotson. Aunt Fondeen. . . will continue for 3 additional weekends (August 8 -23). On those dates it will be followed by Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer.

For additional information, go online and visit The Ancient One looks forward to seeing at Carlson Park this summer. Be sure to say hello!


Darlene said...

I would love to see the play and visit in the green room after the final curtain. Too bad I live so far away.

Break a leg!

Eric Valentine said...

I can but echo what Darlene said Leon. Break a leg my friend. :)

Leon said...

Thanks DARLENE, We don't actually have a Green Room but there is plenty of green grass and shady spots in the park that work just as well. :~D

ERIC - Good to hear from you. I appreciate the thought but kept my legs intact. . .though we do have one actress who broke her elbow a few weeks ago and continues on. :~D