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The Carthage Press
  • Stone's Throw presents Star Spangled Girl

  • Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre's next production, Neil Simon's 'Star Spangled Girl,' directed by Shanti Navarre, will open on Friday and run this weekend and next weekend.
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  • Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre's next production, Neil Simon's 'Star Spangled Girl,' directed by Shanti Navarre, will open on Friday and run this weekend and next weekend.
    The cast features Brandon Hall as Andrew Hobart, Daniel Burkett as Norman Cornell and Cheyla Burkett as Sophie Rauschmeyer.
    Doors open at 6 p.m. for the shows on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29 and July 5 and 6, and 12:30 p.m. for the Sunday shows on June 30 and July 7.
    Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday shows. Dinner starts at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2 p.m. for the two Sunday shows.
    According to a synopsis, Andy and Norman are two earnest young men using their apartment as a publishing office for a “protest” magazine in San Francisco. Sophie, an Olympic swimmer and all-American girl moves into another apartment on the same floor.
    Sophie makes her first appearance paying a good-neighbor visit to the combination home and office of the two publishers. Her friendliness and charm leave Norman hopelessly smitten. Thereafter love, with him, is a determined madness, with the humor of it heightened by her frantic rejection of him.
    Meanwhile, his partner is fielding telephone calls from the irate printer, who wants to collect the money due him, and distracting the landlady from thoughts of back rent with motorcycle rides and surfing expeditions.
    And while she is convinced that they are editing a dangerously subversive magazine, our heroine soon finds that her real source of annoyance is that the wrong man is pressing his attentions on her.
    Happily this situation is reversed in time, as love and politics blend delightfully in a bubbling series of sunny happenings set forth with the masterly skill and inventiveness that are the hallmarks of Neil Simon.
    Ticket prices are $23 for adults; $20 for seniors over 55, youth between the ages of 13 and 18 and students with student ID; and $11 for children ages 6-12. Opening night, June 28 is Veterans' Night — veterans with ID get in for $16.
    Groups of 10 or more should call the theatre for prices. Reservations can be made by calling the theatre at 417-358-9665. Online, contact stonesthrow@ecarthage.com.
    For further information about Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, visit www.stonesthrowdinnertheatre.webs.com, call 417-358-9665 or “like” us on Facebook.

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