RAMONA QUIMBY June 20-23
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM (CDT)
CDF StageDoor Youth Theatre presents
a comedy for audiences of all ages written by Len Jenkin adapted from the books by Beverly Cleary.
June 20-22 at 7:30
June 23 at 2:30
Doors will open 30 minutes before curtain.
CDF Studio Theatre
1715 27th Ct. S, Downtown Homewood
Featuring Hannah Snodgrass as Beezus and Stella Young as Ramona.
Directed by Julie Meadows.
Synopsis: Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That’s Ramona Quimby for you. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble and sometimes “making a big, noisy fuss” when things don’t go her way. As narrator, Beezus (Beatrice Quimby) introduces the Quimby family and friends and thereby sets the scene for the collection of vignettes that trace Ramona’s tumultuous passage through third grade and through her family relationships. At school, she throws a tantrum when provoked by a classmate and is sent home in disgrace. The teacher’s wrath, an important family wedding, persistent sibling bickering and Mr. Quimby’s attempts to give up smoking are part of the fabric that shape a humorous, loving family portrait. The characters and the material, adapted by Obie Award-winning playwright Len Jenkin, are as “today” as the morning newspaper. The problems facing the Quimbys, a middle-class Oregon family, are problems common to most families, and the family’s togetherness in tackling the sacrifices and adjustments required when the father is unexpectedly fired from his job is a clear statement of traditional family values. Along with the discovery that life is not always fair, eventually Ramona and Beezus come to realize that sisters may not always agree, but they can be good to have around.
This performance is supported, in part, by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.
CDF dances with students of all ages and abilities in our community arts center in Homewood and at more than 20 social service agencies, child care centers and schools throughout Birmingham. Our dance classes and performances inspire all children, including the child who is homeless, very young, disadvantaged or at-risk, and the child who has special needs. CDF provides these children with much needed opportunities to feed their imagination and strengthen their bodies and minds. CDF is a non-profit organization supported by generous corporations, foundations and individuals like you.
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