The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod is a romantic comedy. A husband named Richard is left home for the summer while his wife and daughter go on vacation. What starts out to be a boring time turns into a great fantasy. When Richard is almost killed by a tomato plant dropped by a beautiful young woman living upstairs, he invites her down for a drink and the fun begins.
Richard is a nervous man who lacks confidence, but left alone to his own devices he proves to be something of a “player”. Thinking his wife is being romanced by a friend of the family, he decides that leaves him free to pursue The Girl. Or could it be that The Girl is pursuing him? In the midst of all this, he is harassed by a psychologist writing a book about sex which his company wants to publish. Richard and The Girl have other ideas. As The Girl says, “Begin the Beguine”.
Join us for fun and laughter as Richard struggles to figure things out.
The Blue Heron Theatre is excited to announce that we have an almost all-Holly cast. The leads include Nick Remesz as Richard and Gabrielle Disbrow as The Girl. Kortnee Henski plays Richard’s wife and Justin Tomlin plays Tom, a friend of the family. Dr. Brubaker is played by Matthew Semrau. Richard’s conscience is Jerry Giammarco, and the Girl’s conscience is Elaina Danishevskaya (she’s Holly’s Police Chief). Small parts are played by Rosemary Hall and Beth Egan Deguise who is also the stage manager. Olivia Dunbar plays Rebecca, Richard’s daughter. The baseball announcer is Mike Cavin.
The set was constructed by Tom Bovee and was dressed by Jo Grossman. The director is Joe Mishler and the assistant director is Karen Dobson.
The Seven Year Itch will be performed on July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 2011, at 7:30 pm, and on July 24 & 30 at 2 pm. Performances will be held at the Richter Campus Auditorium which is located at 920 E. Baird St. in Holly, MI.
For reservations call 810-931-7108. Tickets can also be purchased at the door or at My Sweet Holly located in downtown Holly. Ticket prices: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students.
The Blue Heron Theatre Company is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. We are producing The Seven Year Itch by special arrangements with Dramatist Play Services.