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Monday, October 20, 2008

2008 Season Finale This Week

The Dinner Party a Neil Simon comedy, directed by Dr. Ed Reed 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. It opened with an evening performance on Saturday, October 18, on the Hearn stage of the Kress Theatre, and will 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.

You won’t want to miss the excellent performances by local veterans and newcomers in this interpretation of the thirty-first play by Neil Simon. This exploration of the complexities of love, communication, and misunderstanding is a feast featuring Simon’s biting dialogue in a romantic comedy. You’ll also be impressed with the dramatic mural rendered by our featured artist, Kate Febuary.

The remaining performance schedule for The Dinner Party is as follows:

Evening Performances, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 21
Wednesday, October 22
Thursday, October 23
Friday, October 24

Matinee Performance, 2:30 p.m.
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.

City Park Players thanks the Central Louisiana community for its support as they recover from the loss of their home for over 50 years. The Little Theatre in Bringhurst Park was built with a groundswell of community support and completed in 1956. Located at 1802 Sylvester Street, the building was destroyed by fire earlier this month in the storms following Hurricane Gustav, and was demolished on October 14th, 2008.

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. This 60th Anniversary Season has been 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.

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