Homicidal Comedy Par for the Corpse: A Tense & Funny Play
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The last date listed for Par for the Corpse was Sunday June 30, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Oil Lamp Theater invites you to kick off the holiday season with their presentation of Joe Landry's It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming classic is a show within a show. It's December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WSTG Radio, and a cast of six actors is preparing to present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. With the help of only a sound-effects artist, the ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey, compassionate yet disheartened, is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story's message is profound and remains relevant for today's audiences. Learn More
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Featured review from Alice Herman
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Loved the play and LOVED the theater. Am so glad we discovered it through Goldstar. The lobby is like being in someone's living room and the proprietor is kind enough to offer homemade cookies and bowls of nuts gratis. The theater is very small but has "stadium seating" so you have a good view of the stage no matter where you're sitting. You can also BYOB and there is no charge of corkage or glasses. My husband and I plan on returning often. As for the play, it was light-hearted and well-acted. Amazing how 10 actors could perform on such a small stage without bumping into one another. I highly recommend it!
About the Ticket Supplier: Oil Lamp Theater
Oil Lamp Theater was originally founded in February 2005 as a by-invitation-only theater group. The Theater was dedicated to the preservation of a traditional theater experience in unique and original venues. The initial vision for this dates back to Keith Gerth's childhood when he would watch the Dick Van Dyke show. If you are not familiar, the main characters, Rob and Laura Petri would entertain friends at home with theater or musical entertainment. Keith was always inspired by this and thought it to be a truly unique way to experience theater - with a group of your friends who were already bonded in that they knew each other before coming into the experience. It made the experience that much more personable.
So, with that vision in mind Keith staged 20 productions for up to 35 friends and guests each night in his home, a condo in Lakeview. The name of the company comes from Keith's childhood, where due to the rural nature of his home town, they lost power often and used oil lamps to light the house. This brought the family closer and created a beautiful soft and intimate glow. He therefore continued the tradition his mother started of collecting oil lamps.
In March 2012, Oil Lamp Theater was incorporated as a not-for-profit theater and has established its new location in downtown Glenview at 1723 Glenview Road. Our new venue provides seating for 60 guests.
Please join us to experience this special and unique theater opportunity. Bring some friends, make new friends and experience a night you will never forget.