A Burst of Song, A Barrel of Laughs

The musical farce A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine continues this Thursday night, June 7. This high-energy comedy runs June 7-9, June 14-16 and June 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on June 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!

With an action-packed first act filled with music, dancing, singing and humor, the audience will see first-hand what made the Golden Age of Hollywood such a glamorous and magical time.

The 1930s in Hollywood was such a glamorous time because of the rapid change in entertainment. The popular silent movies quickly became “talkies” with the introduction of sound and quite a few acts became successful. One such act was the Marx Brothers, whose signature comedy is a perfect fit for Anton Chekhov’s one-act show, The Bear.

A hilarious second act showcasing the comedy of the Marx Brothers will make you howl with laughter. Chekhov’s farce is re-imagined to include the Brothers, with their style and wit.

Featuring outlandish props and a flawless sense of timing our actors take Chekhov’s comedy to new heights. (We sat between an 11-year-old girl and a 56-year-old man during last Friday’s production. Both of them were giggling during the entire second act!)

Tickets for this ridiculous, funny bone-tickling production are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

Laura Kastenbauer