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LITTLE WOMEN presented Jan. 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26

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The story of LITTLE WOMEN, Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel, is so well-known and so well-loved that it is hardly surprising that many attempts have been made to portray its characters upon the stage. None has yet been so successful, however, as this brilliant dramatization by Peter Clapham. The structure of the play faithfully covers that of the novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together. All the overtones of gaiety and the undertones of sadness are here, bringing the story completely to life in a way which is both accurate and dramatically satisfying.

This production follows the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters and the beginning of their journey into womanhood. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.

The cast includes Amy Wylykanowitz as Marmee, Taylor Beatty as Meg, Elizabeth Ish as Jo, Evette Nevills as Beth, Mena Wylykanowitz as Amy, Jared Bradley as Laurie, Simon Arnold as John Brooke, Brad Rowe as Mr. Laurence, Lynne Wagner as Hannah, Sue Stotz as Aunt March, and Dwayne Arnold as Mr. March.

LITTLE WOMEN is being presented Jan. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at Bellevue Society for the Arts. It is directed by Cheryl Hansen-Showalter and sponsored by The Bellevue Hospital. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets are $15 for adults 18+, $10 for adults 60+, and $5 for children/students through grade 12. Call 419-484-2787 beginning Jan. 4.

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MAKING GOD LAUGH Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7 & 8

This holiday season, comedy is relative.

Bellevue Society for the Arts presents the Holiday comedy, MAKING GOD LAUGH, Fridays and Saturday, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in The Hirt Theater at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

MAKING GOD LAUGH takes place in four scenes, each 10 years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the newly-launched kids — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty nest parents contend with their own changes too, as old family rituals and dubious recipes are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up.

Over the course of 30 years’ worth of celebrations — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter — we see how, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.

As Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.”

The cast includes Teri Sizemore (Norwalk) as Ruthie, Rob Albach (Sandusky) as Bill, Cory Lachner (Tiffin) as Richard, Leslie Childers (Bellevue) as Maddie, and Ray Sizemore (Norwalk) as Thomas.

Written by Sean Grennan, MAKING GOD LAUGH is co-directed by Aaron Stewart and Nancy Steyer, Tiffin. It is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

MAKING GOD LAUGH contains mild adult language and subject matter.

Tickets are $15 for adults 18+, $10 for adults 60+, and $5 for children/students through grade 12. Call 419-484-2787 for reservations beginning Nov. 16.

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Be a 2018–19 season sponsor!

be-a-sponsorWant to sponsor a show for our upcoming 2018–19 season?

Your sponsorship helps pay for production costs — scripts, music, royalties, sets, costumes, and props. In return, you and/or your organization will receive recognition…
• in all advertising, including posters, newspapers, and TV and radio, if applicable
• on our website and all of our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
• in a full-page program ad for the rest of our season

Check our schedule, pick a show, and contact us as soon as possible. The sooner we receive your sponsorship, the sooner your organization can gain recognition as a patron of the arts by local audiences!

We also offer a Music Patron option. Your contribution will allow us to feature a live orchestra for our musical productions, when possible.

Call 419-484-2787, Direct Message Bellevue Society for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or email bellevuearts@inbox.com.

Shows available for sponsorship:
LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE (Musical Comedy)
Teen Theatre’s THE WEDDING SINGER (Musical Comedy)
2019 Children’s Theatre TBA

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