Neil Simon’s first Broadway comedy smash COME BLOW YOUR HORN, marks the opening of Newtown Arts Company’s 2015 season and will run from April 9 through 15 at the historic Newtown Theatre.
Leaving home, young Buddy Baker, played by Joey Joyce of Langhorne, arrives unannounced at the luxurious Manhattan apartment of his older brother, Alan, played by Ronnie Palmieri of Willow Grove, a swinging girl-chasing bachelor who prefers his carefree life to working in the family business.
Pleased at his brother’s show of independence, Alan introduces him to New York night life. Their father, played by DJ Holcombe of Yardley, is unhappy at Alan’s mentoring and the loss of an important account. Adding to the comic confusion and hilarity are the young men’s’ mother, played by Jane Landes of Newtown, and Alan’s girlfriends Peggy (Cynthia Reynolds of Bordentown NJ) and Connie (Sarah Cohn of Yardley).
Director John Rasiej of Wycombe brings a wealth of experience as an actor and director to this production. In 2006 COME BLOW YOUR HORN, under the direction of John Rasiej, was the first live show to appear on the Newtown Theater stage since the 1930s. Bringing it back for a reprise Rasiej says, “It was great to fill Newtown Theatre with so much laughter from a live stage production for one special gala night in 2006 to prove live theatre could flourish here. The play deserves a full run so more people can appreciate Neil Simon’s genius portrayal of family dynamics that trigger roll-on-the-floor laughs while resonating with the off-beat love and quirky family dynamics we all face in one way or another.”
The show is being produced by Nancy Pickering of Newtown. Costumes are by Debby DerDerian of Holland and Stage Manager is Natalie Chernicoff of Newtown.
Performances of COME BLOW YOUR HORN are one week only, April 9 through 15 (no show Monday, April 13), at Newtown Theatre, 120 North State Street, Newtown, PA 18940: Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
Tickets for Reserved Front Orchestra and Front Row Balcony seats are $20; Reserved Rear Orchestra and Balcony seats are $17. Extended legroom seating is available in Row I for an additional accommodation fee. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a $2 discount.
Tickets are available by credit card by phone at 800-838-3006 or online at www.newtownartscompany.com (service fee applies). Tickets are also available at the Newtown Theatre Box Office beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates. For reservations or information call 215-860-7058 or email tickets@newtownarts company.com.
Newtown Arts Company, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, has awarded over $112,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing higher education in the arts since it was formed in 1983.
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