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THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL

Written by Neil Simon

Directed by Brian Wagner

Sponsored by Brett Lackey/Lackey Decor

BUY TICKETS

August 3,4,10,11,17,19*

*Sunday Matinee

Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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 funny happenings, set forth with the masterly skill and inventiveness that are the hallmarks of Neil Simon. 

 

"…Mr. Simon can do wonders…with casually tossed-off fantasies that pop up from nowhere and whistle as they go by." – The New York Times

 

"…charm, brightness, deft inventiveness and capacity for good, honest hilarity…" – New York Post

STARRING

Justin Dirig, Jordan Plohr & Rachel Dirig

 

Featuring Catering by Goegleins, Inc. 

Kale Salad

Chicken Bruschetta

Yukon Gold Potatoes

California Blend Vegetables

French Bread with butter

Lemon Mousse

Vegetarian Options Available during Box Office Reservations