Raising the Curtain Foundation will present a live performance of The Man With Bogart’s Face on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 24607 Walnut Street in Santa Clarita.
The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a live jazz performance and complimentary hors d’oeuvres served on the outdoor patio adjacent to the theatre. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The play will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 per ticket and may be purchased by contacting Tom Lund, Theatre Manager, at (661) 291-4016.
Raising the Curtain Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to enhance the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts, an inclusive performance venue for members of the community, artists, students, and educators. The Foundation is currently seeking program title sponsors to help fund this community event. To become a major supporter of the Newhall Family Theatre, please contact Tom Lund, Theatre Manager at 661-291-4016 or by emailing Jennifer Gregg, President of Raising the Curtain Foundation, at https://www.raisingthecurtainfoundation.org.
Tom Lund directs local actors and actresses in this mysterious and comedic screenplay by Andrew J. Fenday The play presented in the style of a 1940’s live radio show, complete with studio technicians and radio actors. Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s award-winning book and future film, live radio actors will retell this is madcap story of a man so obsessed with Humphrey Bogart that he has surgery to alter his own appearance so that he looks like Bogart. The man becomes known as Sam Marlow, Detective. The radio actors will play out what happens inside Sam Marlow’s detective agency, with all of the plot twists and turns, the intrigue, greed, and danger. What will become of the private eye and the dames whom he encounters? And, what will the audience witness within the radio studio set as the actors play out the story? Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in glamorous 1940’s attire.
In addition to the play, the program on Oct. 12 will publicly acknowledge VIP guests who were significant founders and supporters of the renovation of the historic 529 seat theatre space as well as new donors who have participated in Raising the Curtain Foundation’s Grant Ovation Campaign fundraiser which aims sell the naming of theatre seats in perpetuity at tiered prices. Donors of this campaign will see their names revealed on the seat armrests and a beautifully designed Donor Wall in the lobby.