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Come Blow Your Horn
Neil Simon

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Come Blow Your Horn by Neil Simon

September 12ĖOctober 12, 2013
Gunston Theatre Two (directions)

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The American Century Theater launches its 19th season to laughter with the Neil Simon comedy Come Blow Your Horn. This was Neil Simonís first Broadway show, a hit that ran for 641 performances. Not only was the comedy a warm and funny evening with real human insight, it was also the beginning of one of the most successful playwriting careers in the history of the American stage.

Come Blow Your Horn tells the story of a young man's decision to leave his parentsí home to live in New York with his brother. Buddy is a 21-year-old virgin, while older brother Alan is living the swinging bachelorís life of the early 1960s, as memorialized in a dozen Rock Hudson movies. Foreshadowing the more sensitive and thoughtful comedy of Simonís prime years that produced such plays as Brighton Beach Memoirs, the play contrasts Alanís dissatisfaction with his hedonistic existence and search for meaningful love with Buddyís gradual corruption, as he becomes a clone of the rogue Alan pretends to be.

TACT assigned its first Simon show to Rip Claassen, who comes from a vaudeville background and previously pleased TACTís audiences with his handling of the classic comedies Life With Father and Visit to a Small Planet. He directs a fine ensemble cast led by Elliot Kashner as Alan Baker, and TACT veteran Mick Tinder as Mr. Baker. The role of Buddy is played by Alex Alferov. Lizzie Albert, Heather Benjamin and Allison Turkel round out the cast, handpicked by the director for their grasp of the unique Simon timing and comic repartee.

The show is produced by Ed Moser, who is also Sound Designer. Technical team includes Stage Manager Charles Lasky, Lighting Designer Marianne Meadows, Costume Designer Patricia Tinder, Set Designer Trena Weiss-Null, and Props Designer Kevin Laughon. Lindsey E. Moore is the Assistant Stage Manager.

PLEASE NOTE: This production includes brief cigarette smoking and loud noises.

Running time: Approximately 2 hours, including 2 intermissions.












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Calendar of Performances for
Come Blow Your Horn

September 2013

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
      8:00 PM
PWYC
PREVIEW
8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
2:30 PM       8:00 PM
TALKBACK
8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
2:30 PM     8:00 PM
PWYC
8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
29
30
 
 
 
 
 
2:30 PM            

October 2013

 
 
1
2
3
4
5
        8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
2:30 PM       8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:30 PM
8:00 PM

PWYC indicates "pay what you can" - no advance reservations are accepted.

OPEN REHEARSAL A full-scale rehearsal with costumes, sets and lights. The director may stop and start the performance at any time. No Charge. No advance reservations accepted.

PREVIEW performances are "pay what you can" - see previous line.

TALKBACK indicates a post-show discussion following the performance.



To order free tickets for children under 18, click here.

For group sales, contact boxoffice@americancentury.org.

 


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