Clockwise, from top left: Stacey Havener plays Dromio in Comedy of Errors, Gigi Day (left) as a Wizard, Shannon Norris and Stacey Havener.
You Can Take It With You—Fun That Is
By Kat Fair
The Mountain Shakespeare Festival is proving that you can take it with you. Fun and enjoyment, that is. Last weekend MSF began their third season with a free July Fourth celebration and Old Time Radio Theater for the community.
The next night Comedy of Errors opened to a sold-out audience, with a full matinee the next day. This Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, the second play of the MSF season will open.
You Can’t Take It With You, by George Kaufman and Moss Hart will fill the PMC Gazebo with laughter. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy brings to life the importance of family, acceptance and living your life freely. This American classic has delighted audiences for over sixty years.
The Vanderhoff household attracts an eccentric and loving mix of wacky characters.
When daughter Alice becomes engaged to her boss’s son, the meeting of the two very different families creates explosive fireworks with hilarious results. Through kindness and wisdom, the conflagration and the lovers are saved from disaster in the end.
Opening night is Friday, July 11, 8 p.m. Performances on Saturday, July 12 are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Comedy of Errors will perform again on Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m. The shows will be performed in repertory throughout the month of July in the Pine Mountain Village Gazebo. General Admission is $5. Tickets are available at the door, or may be purchased on line at www.mountainshakes.org. For more information, call the MSF information line at 242-6904.
This is part of the July 11, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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