In the spirit of the traditional theatre rally, “the show must go on,” City Park Players has rescheduled the opening of its 60th Anniversary Season finale, The Dinner Party, despite the loss of the Little Theatre in Bringhurst Park, its home for more than fifty years. The Neil Simon comedy will open with an evening performance on Saturday, October 18, on the Hearn stage of the Kress Theatre, and close with a matinee on Saturday, October 25. The Kress Theatre is located in the Rapides Foundation building, on the corner of 3rd and Johnston Streets in downtown Alexandria.
The complete performance schedule for The Dinner Party is as follows:
Evening Performances, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 18 – Opening night
Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday, October 22
Thursday, October 23
Friday, October 24
Matinee Performances, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 19
Saturday, October 25 – Closing matinee
Tickets for The Dinner Party go on sale September 29, 2008. Individual tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 and older), and $5 for students with current student ID. Group sales are available. All previously purchased season tickets will be honored for the new dates. Call (318) 442-1800 for reservations and to purchase tickets.
The Dinner Party is directed by Dr. Ed Reed and features cast members Michael Dalme as “Claude”; Bradley L. Smith as “Albert”; Michael Robertson as “Andre”; Piper Wilson as “Mariette”; Belle Bindursky as “Yvonne”; and Kimberly Patton as “Gabrielle.” Jim Leggett is executive producer.
City Park Players thanks the Central Louisiana community for its support as they recover from the loss of this historic community landmark. The Little Theatre in Bringhurst Park was built with a groundswell of community support in 1956. Located at 1802 Sylvester Street, the building was destroyed by fire earlier this month in the storms following Hurricane Gustav.