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Victorian to stage ‘Life With Father’

Published: Thu, April 3, 2014 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., will present “Life With Father,” opening Friday for a two-weekend run.

The play is based on the memoirs of Clarence Day Jr., who wrote a book of the same title about coming of age in late-19th-century New York City.

Adapted for the stage by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse in 1939, “Life With Father” tells the story of a rambunctious, overbearing stockbroker (Day Sr.), his patient wife, Lavinia, and their four boys. Father is a strong personality with a soft inner core that only Vinnie can bring out as she gets her way in everything from handling the household accounts to matters involving church and state.

Tom Smith plays the role of Father, and Dawn White Rogers is Lavinia.

Tickets for this family-friendly play will be sold in family packs of four for $30 as a special promotion.

Single tickets are $12 ($9 for seniors and children).

Fresh popcorn and a selection of old-fashioned candy will be available at every performance.

In supporting roles are Hunter Thomas, Vinnie Dragos, Johnny Dragos, Patrick Blystone, Sam Luptak Jr, Chloe Housteau, Stephanie Sarrach, Monica Beasley-Martin, Brittiani McNeil and Carl Sopkovich. Gerri Jenkins is the director, and Erik Dragos is stage manager.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 11 and 12; and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 13. For reservations, call 330-746-5455.

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