Classic Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Season and Holiday Sale
Events & Entertainment Posted by Matthew on December 06, 2012
The Perth-based Classic Theatre Festival is busy planning its fourth season of professional productions from the golden age of Broadway.
Next year’s venue is the Full Circle Theatre, a lovingly built, intimate space located at 26 Craig Street that sits astride Last Duel Park and is home to the original seats from the historic Balderson Theatre.
The summer, 2013 summer lineup opens with Neil Simon’s rarely produced comedy The Star Spangled Girl. His 1966 story centres on two very liberal magazine writers whose close friendship is suddenly threatened when a gorgeous, conservative, southern belle and Olympic swimmer rents the apartment next door. This comedy of how opposites attract, and how individuals from different political perspectives can still find reasons to like one another, holds up well as our friends stateside continue to deal with the effects of political polarization following the lengthy election campaign. It runs July 12-August 4.
Leslie Stevens’ The Marriage-Go-Round is a gem of a comedy that ran over a year when it first opened in 1958. It toys with the oft-asked 1950s query: what would happen if Marilyn Monroe had approached Albert Einstein to father her baby? That potential combination of beauty and brains is at the forefront of The Marriage-Go-Round, and marital mayhem erupts when the lives of two happily married college professors are confronted with a Swedish bombshell who throws herself at the man of the house. Stevens was a landmark TV writer and producer, working on everything from The Outer Limits to Battlestar Galactica and It Takes a Thief.
All shows will run Wed.-Sat at 8 pm, with 2 pm matinees Wed., Sat. & Sun. Anyone wishing to take advantage of the Holiday Sale, on only until December 31, can call toll-free 877-283-1283, purchase their vouchers, save 20% off each ticket purchased, and enjoy the freedom to pick their dates later. Further information at www.classictheatre.ca
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