by Ira Levin
Directed by Kay and Norm Overbay
One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients—gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, it provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment.
SIDNEY BRUHL ———– RUSSELL PIETTE
MYRA BRUHL ————- MICHELLE LONGEE
CLIFFORD ANDERSON – CHAD MacFARLANE
HELGA TEN DORP ——-PHOEBE FAZIO
PORTER MILGRIM ——MICHAEL BORDEAUX
Cast of THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Victoria Graham – Julia,
Daniel Miles – The Visitor,
Sandy Terry – Beth
Linda Ragan -Rosemary,
Ragan Ragan – Bernie,
Mike Field – Paul,
Heather Wilson – Melissa,
Jet Thomas and Randall Drake – Father Brennan,
Chris BranscUm – Matthew.
Production will run November 15 to December 13
Synopis: Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest – and Death, masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking egg nog. Moments of high farce, drama and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not-so-merry reality. Winner of the 2002 Florida Repertory Theatre Congress of Jewelers Play Series.
Announcing 2014 RIVERFRONT PLAYHOUSE CECIL O. JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP recipients. We wish them luck in their future endeavors.
Zachary Davis, Shasta High School, $700
Isaac Ballard, Foothill High School, $200
Kelsie Main, Foothill High School, $200
Joshua Sechrist, University Preparatory School, $200
Ryan Webber, Enterprise High School, $200
Helena Zittel, Foothill High School, $200
Marisa Cozens, Foothill High School, $100
Westley Hughes, Anderson High School, $100
Tristen Reynolds, Anderson High School, $100
Redding Improv held their first performance on the Riverfront Playhouse Stage and now usually performs at Old City Hall. This year they have generously offered to do three benefit shows at Riverfront Playhous for our Capital Campaign. The first of these will take place Saturday, Sept. 6th at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $10, available only at the door, and the performance is open seating.
Their shows are 100% made up on the spot, they follow game formulas, and then plug in whatever the audience provides us as a setting, character, and a scenario. Don’t miss this very entertaining evening!