SBCC Theatre Group will present a summer production of Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman's comedy about corporate greed, The Solid Gold Cadillac, July 6-23 in the Interim Theatre on SBCC's West Campus.
Directed by Katie Laris and featuring a cast of local actors, The Solid Gold Cadillac is set in 1953, and begins at the annual stockholders' meeting of General Products, a colossal manufacturing corporation. Just as the company directors are about to vote themselves large promotions and even larger raises, Laura Partridge, an older woman who owns a measly ten shares in the company stands up to question their actions. Flustered by the first person who ever dared to stand up to them and hoping to keep her quiet, the directors offer her a job in the company. As she takes to the position with a passion, financial indiscretions are exposed, office romance flourishes and the little old lady makes an impression on big corporate American they'll never forget. Written by legendary George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann, The Solid Gold Cadillac has delighted audiences since it's hugely successful run in the 1950's on Broadway and in its film version, starring Judy Holliday; but with its themes of corporate greed and executive excess seemingly ripped from today's news headlines, never has the play been so amusing nor so relevant.
The Solid Gold Cadillac will be performed in the intimate Interim Theatre on SBCC's West Campus (SBCC Theatre Group's temporary home while the Garvin Theatre is being remodeled).
Performances are July 8-23, 2011, Previews on July 6 & 7. Thursday through Saturday @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm, the Sunday, July 10, 2pm performance will be live-captioned for the hearing-impaired, July 6 & 7 @ 8pm. Ticket prices are $15 general/$12 seniors/$8 students, seating is general admission, and no late seating is permitted due to the intimate nature of the Interim Theatre. The Theatre is wheelchair accessible and parking is free and near the theatre. The Interim Theatre is located in the temporary buildings along the turnaround in front of the Garvin Theatre on SBCC's West Campus, 800 block of Cliff Drive. Call 805-965-5935 for information and reservations.
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