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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
a Drama
CATEGORY :
by Ed Graczyk

COMPANY : Centerstage North Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : The Art Place - Mountain View
ID# 2821

SHOWING : August 08, 2008 - August 16, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the Disciples of James Dean gather for their 20th reunion. Now much older and wiser they come together to relive the old days ... stop by the dime store for the evening to visit with the ladies in this wonderful comedy/drama. Directed by Jeffrey Bigger.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Jeffrey Bigger
Stage Manager Kathy Ellsworth
Sound Design Rial Ellsworth
Lighting Designer Brad Rudy
Juanita Kim Bennett
Joe Qualley Angel Escobedo
Sissy "Then" Chelsea Franz
Stella May Nelah Gabler
Joanne Vicki Kaeberlein
Sissy Traci Kemp
Mona "Then" Laura Kinney
Edna Louise Alison Paul
Mona Barbara Joanne Rudy
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by Pete the Coot
Saturday, August 23, 2008
4.5
Director Jeffrey Bigger assembled an outstanding cast for this "not so easy to cast" show. Traci Kemp is a runaway favorite as the wisecracking Sissy, whose brash manner hides a deep wound. Barbara Rudy's sensitive portrayal of Mona brings you to tears in her final great scene. Vicki Kaeberlein is surprisingly convincing as the boy-turned-woman. Miss Kaeberlein, fairly exudes femininity and sexuality,so it was no easy task to make us believe she had ever been anything other than a woman. Delightfully funny Kim Bennett brought a freshness to Jaunita's character seldom seen in any production of this work.
The rest of the cast, mostly newcomers to CSN, carried off their roles with energy and honesty. Kudos also to the production staff, all of whom did outstanding work in making this a memorable production. Kathy Ellsworth as Stage manager and Brad Rudy as Lighting Designer/Tech were excellent choices by Mr. Bigger, as was Rial Ellsworth, the master sound designer.
Though it is not one of my favorite plays, I found this production to be most enjoyable.

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