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Death of a Salesman – Live Theatre

Death of a Salesman

 

The Uptown Theatre at The First Street Community Center of Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to be hosting “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, Directed by David Pierce presented by the Dreamwell Theatre company.

Performances will be May 1&2 at 7:30pm.

Death of a Salesman revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

Tickets will be available at the door and can be ordered online at http://www.dreamwell.com/view-tickets/

Death of a Salesman – Uptown Theatre Performance

Death of a SalesmanThe Uptown Theatre at The First Street Community Center of Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to be hosting “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, Directed by David Pierce presented by the Dreamwell Theatre company.

Performances will be May 1&2 at 7:30pm.

Death of a Salesman revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

Tickets will be available at the door and can be ordered online at http://www.dreamwell.com/view-tickets/

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Cabin Fever Comedy Festival

Charlie Chaplin

Saturday March 28th, The Uptown Theatre will host 2 shows of Stand-up, Sketch, and Improvisational comedy.

The 7-9pm show is PG-13 Rated.

The 9:30-11:30pm show is R-Rated.

Tickets are $5 for one show, or $8 for both.

You can purchase tickets at Helios Stitches & Stuff, CarePro Pharmacy and the Mount Vernon Visitor’s Center.

Call Leland at (319) 512-3323 or email him at Leland@BuyTotesNow.com for more information.

More information about performers and times will be coming next week. Check back to learn more about this great evening of comedy!

This event is sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, Hallmark Care Center and Bijou Theater.

Add your business to the list of sponsors! Sponsorships are available at $25, $50, $100, and $200 levels and will be listed in the program flyers. Contact Leland at (319) 512-3323 for more information.


Charlie Chaplin – Photo by twm1340

Cabin Fever Comedy Festival

Charlie Chaplin

Saturday March 28th, The Uptown Theatre will host 2 shows of Stand-up, Sketch, and Improvisational comedy.

The 7-9pm show is PG-13 Rated.

The 9:30-11:30pm show is R-Rated.

Tickets are $5 for one show, or $8 for both.

You can purchase tickets at Helios Stitches & Stuff, CarePro Pharmacy and the Mount Vernon Visitor’s Center.

Call Leland at (319) 512-3323 or email him at Leland@BuyTotesNow.com for more information.

More information about performers and times will be coming next week. Check back to learn more about this great evening of comedy!

This event is sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, Hallmark Care Center and Bijou Theater.

Add your business to the list of sponsors! Sponsorships are available at $25, $50, $100, and $200 levels and will be listed in the program flyers. Contact Leland at (319) 512-3323 for more information.


Charlie Chaplin – Photo by twm1340

2015 Cabin Fever Comedy Fest

GrouchoSaturday, March 28th, The Uptown Theatre will host 2 shows of Stand-up, Sketch, and Improvisational comedy.

The 7-9pm show is PG-13 Rated.

The 9:30-11:30pm show is R-Rated.

Tickets are $5 for one show, or $8 for both.

You can purchase tickets at Helios Stitches & Stuff, CarePro Pharmacy and the Mount Vernon Visitor’s Center.

Call Leland at (319) 512-3323 or email him at Leland@BuyTotesNow.com for more information.

The 7 pm, PG-13 Rated show will feature:

  • Miles Fuller – Stand-up
  • The Freelance Cosmonauts – Improv
  • Erica Cole – Stand-up
  • David Miller (Farmer Dave) – Stand-up
  • Dog and Pony Show – Sketch
  • Joel Fry – Stand-up
  • Kim Benesh and Braden Rood – Sketch
  • Dr. Retlaw – Magic
  • Dan Umthum – Stand-up
  • Paperback Rhino – Improv
  • Anton Rood and Josh Woosely – Sketch

The 9:30 pm, R-Rated show will feature:

  • Miles Fuller – Stand-up
  • David Miller (Farmer Dave) – Stand-up
  • Dan Bush – Stand-up
  • Trent Bowman – Stand-up
  • Paperback Rhino – Improv
  • Ryan Solomon – Stand-up
  • Justin Bulver – Stand-up
  • The Freelance Cosmonauts – Improv
  • Dan Umthum – Stand-up
  • Martin Lathrop – Stand-up
  • Dog and Pony Show – Sketch

This event is sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, Hallmark Care Center and Bijou Theater.


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Add your business to the list of sponsors! Sponsorships are available at $25, $50, $100, and $200 levels and will be listed in the program flyers.

Contact Leland at (319) 512-3323 for more information.


Cabin Fever Groucho – Illustration – courtesy of the Event Organizer
The Boss – Photo – by Son of Groucho


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Coming Soon – Cabin Fever Comedy Fest

Charlie Chaplin

Coming next week, Saturday March 28th, The Uptown Theatre will host 2 shows of Stand-up, Sketch, and Improvisational comedy.

The 7-9pm show is PG-13 Rated.

The 9:30-11:30pm show is R-Rated.

Tickets are $5 for one show, or $8 for both.

You can purchase tickets at Helios Stitches & Stuff, CarePro Pharmacy and the Mount Vernon Visitor’s Center.

Call Leland at (319) 512-3323 or email him at Leland@BuyTotesNow.com for more information.

More information about performers and times will be coming next week. Check back to learn more about this great evening of comedy!

This event is sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, Hallmark Care Center and Bijou Theater.

Add your business to the list of sponsors! Sponsorships are available at $25, $50, $100, and $200 levels and will be listed in the program flyers. Contact Leland at (319) 512-3323 for more information.


Charlie Chaplin – Photo by twm1340


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The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Uptown Theatre in the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to host the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre’s production of: The Man Who Came to Dinner, by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman.

Performances are March 5-7 at 7:30pm, and March 8th at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale at CarePro Pharmacy and the Lisbon Public Library.

Call (319) 535-2030 to reserve your tickets today!


The following description is adapted from Wikipedia’s article:

The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading up to Christmas in the 1930s. An outlandish radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (aka: ‘Sherry’) is having dinner at the home of Ernest W. Stanley and his family.

Before Sherry enters the house, he slips on a patch of ice and breaks his hip. He is confined to the Stanley house for a month to recover. During this time he insults his hosts, takes over their house and staff, runs up huge phone bills, and receives many unusual guests & presents (convicts, penguins and an octopus). In addition, Sherry manages to befriend the Stanleys’ children and Mr. Stanley’s eccentric older sister Harriet.

He also becomes friends with the local newspaper man, an aspiring playwright, Bert Jefferson. Sherry’s secretary, Maggie, falls in love with Bert. Unwilling to lose his secretary to something so trivial as marriage; Sherry invites an actress friend, Lorraine Sheldon, to Messalia to look at Bert’s play. Sherry hopes Lorraine can break up the marriage.

As Christmas nears, Sherry encourages the Stanley’s daughter, June Stanley, to elope, and their son, Richard to run away to become a photographer. Meanwhile the tangled web surrounding Sherry, Maggie, Bert and Lorraine becomes even more complicated and hilarious.

Christmas Day arrives, Bert is now in love with Lorraine. Maggie, hurt by Sherry’s betrayal, tells him she is quitting anyhow. Sherry showing a sliver of humanity now schemes to get Lorraine out of Messalia. His host, Mr. Stanley, furious at Sherry’s interference with his family, orders Sherry’s eviction from the house and gives him fifteen minutes to leave.

All looks hopeless until an Egyptian mummy case is delivered to Sherry (a Christmas gift from the Khedive of Egypt). Sherry manages to trick Lorraine into the mummy case and shuts her inside. He blackmails Mr. Stanley into helping them get the mummy case with Lorraine inside onto a plane to go on a world-tour.

Sherry later “miraculously” stands, telling Maggie she is free to marry Bert, and goes to return to New York. Unfortunately, as he is leaving the house, he slips on another patch of ice, injuring himself again. He is carried back inside the house screaming as the curtain falls.


“Haeckel Octopus” – Photo by CircaSassy
“King Penguins” – Photo by D-Stanley
“The Golden Face of Panehsy” – Photo by j. kunst

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Uptown Theatre in the First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to host the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Theatre’s production of: The Man Who Came to Dinner, by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman.

Performances are March 5-7 at 7:30pm, and March 8th at 2pm.

Tickets are on sale at CarePro Pharmacy and the Lisbon Public Library.

Call (319) 535-2030 to reserve your tickets today!


The following description is adapted from Wikipedia’s article:

The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading up to Christmas in the 1930s. An outlandish radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (aka: ‘Sherry’) is having dinner at the home of Ernest W. Stanley and his family.

Before Sherry enters the house, he slips on a patch of ice and breaks his hip. He is confined to the Stanley house for a month to recover. During this time he insults his hosts, takes over their house and staff, runs up huge phone bills, and receives many unusual guests & presents (convicts, penguins and an octopus). In addition, Sherry manages to befriend the Stanleys’ children and Mr. Stanley’s eccentric older sister Harriet.

He also becomes friends with the local newspaper man, an aspiring playwright, Bert Jefferson. Sherry’s secretary, Maggie, falls in love with Bert. Unwilling to lose his secretary to something so trivial as marriage; Sherry invites an actress friend, Lorraine Sheldon, to Messalia to look at Bert’s play. Sherry hopes Lorraine can break up the marriage.

As Christmas nears, Sherry encourages the Stanley’s daughter, June Stanley, to elope, and their son, Richard to run away to become a photographer. Meanwhile the tangled web surrounding Sherry, Maggie, Bert and Lorraine becomes even more complicated and hilarious.

Christmas Day arrives, Bert is now in love with Lorraine. Maggie, hurt by Sherry’s betrayal, tells him she is quitting anyhow. Sherry showing a sliver of humanity now schemes to get Lorraine out of Messalia. His host, Mr. Stanley, furious at Sherry’s interference with his family, orders Sherry’s eviction from the house and gives him fifteen minutes to leave.

All looks hopeless until an Egyptian mummy case is delivered to Sherry (a Christmas gift from the Khedive of Egypt). Sherry manages to trick Lorraine into the mummy case and shuts her inside. He blackmails Mr. Stanley into helping them get the mummy case with Lorraine inside onto a plane to go on a world-tour.

Sherry later “miraculously” stands, telling Maggie she is free to marry Bert, and goes to return to New York. Unfortunately, as he is leaving the house, he slips on another patch of ice, injuring himself again. He is carried back inside the house screaming as the curtain falls.


“Haeckel Octopus” – Photo by CircaSassy
“King Penguins” – Photo by D-Stanley
“The Golden Face of Panehsy” – Photo by j. kunst