Saturday, March 26, 2011

Standing room only!

What a fantastic opening night, the atmosphere was electric, the cast was brilliant, and as hoped the community came together and Laughed Out Loud!

As the master of ceremonies it was my great pleasure to thank the audience as they were leaving, the praise and appreciation was sensational.  These are just a few of the wonderful comments:

"Fantastic, you all really did a wonderful job!",... "Terrific, so funny thank you so much for doing this!",... "We really enjoyed it!",... "What a great production! Can't wait until the next one!",... "I wasn't going to come, there was something on TV I wanted to watch.  I'm so glad I changed my mind, this was terrific! Thank You!",... "You really should consider having two productions a year, there are a lot of us in the community that would support you!",... "Next year you may need to have more performances!",... "What great time we had, Thank You so much",... "Loved it! Really Loved it, good job!",... "We'll be back tomorrow night and we're bringing friends!"

The response to the formation of a Guild was also very well received, many of the fliers were taken and membership forms have already started to trickle in.

We'd once again like to thank the City of Culver for sponsoring this production, your support and commitment to the the community is much appreciated!

~Kimberly Strong
High Desert Community Theater - President 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 2011 - A time to play!

The High Desert Community Players presents:

Pistols & Posies by Christy Fredrickson
Dates: March 25th & 26th
Time: 7pm
Location: Culver High School - Multi Purpose Room

Please join us for this lighthearted, family-friendly comedy set during Prohibition, in 1920's Chicago.  Everythings coming up roses for gangster Primo Malvone, or so his wife Isabella thinks.  She is under the impression that Primo finally got out of the gangster racket to become a florist!  But his secret is starting to unfold and things start spiraling out of control just as Isabella's brother a famous opera singer comes to town.  Primo's accountant has disappeared with $50,000, rival mob boss Mama Mia wants a meeting,  an important businessman Rico Linguini is in town looking for a new supplier and Isabella decides to throw a party.  Making things even worse for Primo, Isabella then invites Mama Mia and her thugs to the party, and the conniving Mama Mia turns around and invites the cops!  Meanwhile, Primo's three daughters and the missing accountant hatch a plot to make Primo get out of the racket business and go straight, once and for all.  This is a fun-filled cast of colorful characters, slapstick comedy and a surprise ending that everyone will love!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 2010

As a part of the city of Culver, Oregon's centennial celebration they sponsored and brought together a small group of community members to produce a play.  That play was "Is there a Doctor in the House?"  by Tim Kelley  It was directed by Garreth Davis of Culver and the actors were all residents and students of Culver, Metolius, and Madras. 

The production was held at the Culver High School Multi-Purpose room and they played to a packed house at each performance. The success and appreciation of the community has brought many of these players back for another go this year.