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Chautauqua Playhouse opens 37th season with west coast premiere Chautauqua Playhouse will open its 37th season with the new comedy, “A Visit from Scarface”, by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger. This is the West Coast Premiere of this funny new show. “A Visit From Scarface” is an almost true story from the comedic duo who brought us “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell”. It’s 1930, and successful screenwriter Ben Hecht is in a pickle. He’s just written a script for the movie “Scarface”, inspired by real-life gangster Al Capone. It’s guaranteed to be a hit, if Capone’s hit-men don’t get him first! The jokes fly fast and thick in this hilarious new comedy as Hecht tries to duck gangsters on one hand and the Hollywood censors on the other. The direction and set design are by Warren Harri-

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Left: Karen Sandoval, Jason Titus Bottom: Rodger Hoopman, Melissa Dixon, Jason Titus, Karen Sandoval

son. The cast includes Jason Titus, Melissa Dixon, Karen Sandoval, Rodger Hoopman, Bob Gerould, Jerrold McFatter and Dave McHenry. Now showing Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Sept. 28, the performances are held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael. General admission is $20, seniors and students and SARTA members are $18. For an additional dollar, SARTA members can have premium seating. Information and tickets are available through the Chautauqua Playhouse website: www.cplayhouse.org or call the box office at 489-7529, during business hours.

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