Rehearsals ongoing for next production

By Bruce Caldwell - Contributing columnist

The big stage of the Sampson Community Theater is currently busy with rehearsals of “I Ought To Be In Pictures,” a comedy-drama written by Neil Simon (His 18th written play) which opened in 1979 in Los Angeles and after 17 previews opened on Broadway April 3, 1980 and ran for 324 performances.

It was adapted for the movies in 1982 with Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret in the leading roles. Neil Simon has written more Broadway plays about ordinary people than anyone else and this show will again demonstrate his wit and ability to involve his characters in unusual situations. The cast is small and thus each member will have a lot of lines to remember but Director Tom Wilbur is known for getting the best performances out of his casts and this show will not be an exception with seasoned veterans of the stage in the roles.

This show is being sponsored by The Florist and Antiques of Warsaw and we thank them for their help in bringing this show to you.

We are so proud of Kaitlyn Royal, who has been in many of our shows, for being named the Greater Sampson County Teen of the year, Congratulations Kaitlyn!

It is with sincere hopes for a full recovery for Tony Martin who had a work related accident with a severe injury to his hand Tuesday. Tony is at the hospital in Chapel Hill where he is scheduled for surgery. Tony is Brenda Martin’s husband and the father of Angela. We’re all pulling for you Tony.

Patron Sponsor tickets are available by calling Brenda Martin at 990-4510. These tickets allow two people to attend every show we produce and get their names included in every program at a reduced rate .

Upcoming events

I Ought to be in Pictures — Directed by Tom Wilbur. Sponsored by The Florist and Antiques of Warsaw. April 8, 9, 10 and April 15, 16, 17.

Cats — June 16, 17, 18, 19 and June 23, 24, 25, 26.

In the Heights — Date To Be Determined

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — Date to be determined

Elf, Jr. — Dec. 2, 3, 4 and Dec. 9, 10, 11

Thoughts until next week

The only true wisdom is knowing we know nothing.

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.

Bruce Caldwell is on the Board of Directors at the Sampson Community Theater.

By Bruce Caldwell

Contributing columnist

Bruce Caldwell is on the Board of Directors at the Sampson Community Theater.

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