Monday, December 3, 2007

A Penchant for Movies on Stage

Posted by Billy Christopher Maupin
After last week's successful opening of A Christmas Story (and a smash hit, it would seem, with ticket sales for today already exceeding 200 tickets for A Christmas Story alone!) at Theatre IV's historic Empire Theatre, Barksdale Theatre's Bifocals Theatre Project opens It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play this Thursday on Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn's Lobby Stage at 1PM, with lunch served at 12:30PM. Tickets for that are already looking like they may sell out (with under twenty seats available for either performance- Thursday or Friday).

Bifocals Theatre Project generally features artists ages 55 and older; this production features Robert Albertia, Tom Bass, Woody Eney, Joel Grow, and Donna Knicely, as well as two younger faces, Chase Kniffen and Ali Thibodeau, filling out the cast as George and Mary (respectively, of course).

Next week, the cast will take it on the road(!) touring to retirement communities and the like. How exciting!

Also, after Friday's performance, audience members are invited to hang around for the first-ever Bifocals Holiday Party!

So get thee to the phone and order your tickets today! They're only $10 for lunch and show and $5 for show only. (I just looked at ticket sales again, and we've sold eight more tickets in the time that it took me to write this get them today!)

For tickets to It's a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play, Swingtime Canteen, Moonlight and Magnolias, or A Christmas Story, call the Barksdale Theatre Box Office at 282-2620 or the Theatre IV Box Office at 344-8040. Join in the fun!
--Billy Christopher Maupin

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