(Photo courtesy of Sunriver STARS)
Grab your tickets and prepare to be amazed as 48 of your friends and neighbors sing, dance and act their way into your hearts as they present Charles Dickens’s time-honored tale of the orphaned boy Oliver as he searches for love and belonging.
Oliver, adapted from the original by Wayne R. Scott, will open the sixth season of our local community theater troupe, The Sunriver Stars, and be performed at The Door, 56885 Enterprise Drive under the direction of Victoria Kristy.
How did Sunriver get so lucky to have it’s very own community theater?
“A lot of wonderful things had to happen to make my dream come true,” says Kristy, Artistic Director and Founder of SSCT. “My background is directing children’s theater but when my husband and I retired to Sunriver, it just seemed natural to start a theater for the community that would offer performance opportunities for all ages. I love to see eight year olds and 80 year olds on stage together!” she says.
Four times a year the Sunriver stars are invited to transform the Door space into the imaginary places theater is bound to take us. When you enter the ‘theater’ beginning October 19, you will be transported to the streets of Victorian England. Black pipe and drape surround the walls and bring intimacy to the usually open space. A two level set, created by Doug Griffin will make you believe you have stepped into a time machine and are wandering the back alleys of London. Glorious Victorian era costumes will add to the magic and those 48 local actors ranging this time in age from five to mid 70s will make you so proud that we have our very own community actors group and a place to perform, you’ll want to join!
Oliver runs October 19-20 and 25-27. Tickets and information can be found at sunriverstars.org