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“A History of the American Film”

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The Memorial Theatre Company is performing its first production of the year in just a few weeks. The play, “A History of the American Film,” written by Christopher Durang, is a wonderful journey through the many years of film. The play follows an orphan girl, Loretta (Emma Cibula), as she begins to understand that the world isn’t actually as innocent as she originally thinks. She meets tough guy Jimmy (Sachin Dharwadker) and falls in love. But Jimmy’s tough girlfriend, Bette (Betsy Kunz), won’t have any of it and tries to stop Loretta from stealing Jimmy’s heart at all costs. Loretta stumbles through years of classic and modern film in hopes of finally finding the happy ending she’s been waiting for. Despite its name, the play is a comedy and has catchy musical numbers, including “We’re in a Salad” and “Off to War,” that will leave you humming for weeks. Tickets will be $8 and you will have the option of purchasing them at the event or a couple weeks in advance during both lunches. Directed by Marlene Jones, Chet Agni, and Tom Hardin and boasting a cast of seventeen in addition to a truly amazing set, “A History of the American Film” is an experience you won’t want to miss. Come see it October 11th, 12th, 13th, and 18th, 19th, and 20th at 7:30 PM in Theatre 300 at Memorial High School. By Andrew Turner

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