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Monday, July 28, 2008

Close to Home - Ticket Offer

July 25, 2008—Alexandria, LA: City Park Players is pleased to announce a special “Close to Home” ticket offer. You can purchase 4 “Close to Home” tickets for $40. The tickets may be used for either one of the last 2 regular season plays of the 2008 season if ordered and purchased before August 1st from the box office at Bringhurst Park Theatre.

The fourth offering of the 2008 season is the madcap musical The Boy Friend written by Sandy Wilson and directed by Tina Smith. The Boy Friend is set in the 1920’s on the French Riviera at Madame Dubonnet's School for Young Ladies a boarding school for girls. The musical was first performed in London in 1953, on Broadway in 1954 and by City Park Players in 1962. It was, in fact, the first musical ever performed at Bringhurst Park Theatre. Director Tina Smith and choreographer Leigh Schneider have a lively cast of local thespians. You will want to see this show when it hits the boards August 7th thru August 17th.

The last show of the season is the Neil Simon one-act play The Dinner Party. It tells the story of six unknowing guests who are invited to a private dining room in a first-rate restaurant in Paris. One thing is apparent: they are three divorced couples, and one of them has set up the party. The play was first performed in 2000 at the Music Box in New York City, but it is the first time it has been staged by City Park Players. It will be directed by Ed Reed and takes the stage on October 2nd.

Contact the City Park Players box office at (318) 442-1800 or email cparkplayers@bellsouth.net.
Jean Holliday will be pleased to process your orders for this special “Close to Home” ticket offer by credit card, check or cash. City Park Players performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 with Sunday matinees at 2:30. All performances will be held at the Bringhurst Park Theatre, 1802 Sylvester Street, Alexandria, Louisiana. Regular individual tickets are usually $12 for adults, so call now for the special reduced price.

The City Park Players 60th Anniversary Season is made possible, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana, and the Roy O. Martin Foundation.

A premiere community theatre, City Park Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to offering quality cultural activities and experiences to the entire Central Louisiana community through live theatre productions, programming, and education.


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