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CBU performance of new play continues this weekend

Students in the play practiced their roles during dress rehearsal. Left to right, top photo: Ahsley Setzler and Kelsey Knight; second photo: Cameron Blunt, Don Hudson, Isaac Rojas and Kelsey Knight. (Photos by Hillary Coy)

RIVERSIDE (March 4, 2013) - California Baptist University's performances of You Can't Take It With You will continue Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theatre.

The play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman details the Vanderhof family scraping through some of life’s challenges.

"This is a comedy, so we have been focusing on the characters," said Frank Mihelich, director of the play and assistant theater professor. "The characters in this play are a wild circus of a family that lives life for all it’s worth. Our hope is that this collection of zany characters will make the audience laugh and reflect on what is truly important in life."

The larger cast of nine men and seven women provides CBU student actors with a greater challenge as they attempt to "balance the art of situation comedy," said Lee Lyons, professor of theater.

"While the hours are long and the all-nighters become a regular occurrence, it has been an absolute joy to be a part of this show," said Kayley Nuzum, senior English and theater major who will be performing the part of Alice Sycamore in the play. "Every night we get to play on stage, laugh a lot and learn from each other. I hope the audience enjoys our show; the finished product will be worth every penny."

General admission tickets are $15; discounted tickets are $12 for the Saturday matinees, senior citizens, CBU students, faculty, staff and alumni. For more information, call 951.343.4319.

 To view the promotional video, click on this link http://vimeo.com/59949377

 

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