Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts

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Over the Tavern, a family dramedy opens tonight, March 23, at Big Arts Herb Strauss Theater and below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the prodution photos!

Tom Dudzick has created a trilogy of semi-auto­biographical comedies, with Over the Tavern being the first in the series. The story is set in the 1950s, a time when life was simpler than today. That is, if you weren't 12-year-old Rudy Pazinski. Rudy and the rest of his Polish-Catholic family each struggle to reconcile conservative family values with the pursuit of happiness. Preparing for his catechism, Rudy is hard-pressed to find support for his theory that God put people on earth to have fun and his sister, Annie, is beginning to grapple with the confusion of her sexual awakening. Answers are few and doubt certainly abounds in this play, which the Chicago Sun Times calls "utterly charming." Parental guidance suggested; some mild adult language.

The production stars Thomas Mothershed, Jenny Smith, Tommy Short, Jake Mann, Justen Montgomery, Angelina Torre and Nancy Antonio and is directed by Marc Tumminelli.

Over the Tavern runs Friday, March 23, through Saturday, April 21, Tuesday through Saturday. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available for purchase online through the BIG ARTS website.

For more information the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way; call (239) 472-6862 or (239) 395-0900; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.

Photo Credit: Nick Adams

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts
Tommy Short and Nancy Antonio

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts
Thomas Mothershed, Angelina Torre, Justen Montgomery, Tommy Short, Jenny Smith, and Jake Mann

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts
Jenny Smith, Jake Mann, Angelina Torre, Justen Montgomery, Tommy Short, Thomas Mothershed, and Nancy Antonio

Photo Flash: OVER THE TAVERN Opens Tonight for Big Arts

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