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Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE

Crown City Theatre Company's production of "Somewhere in the Middle (or guess who's coming for Passover)" is extending through October 22nd, with added performances on Thursday nights (featuring an alternate cast).

Produced by Co-Artistic Director William A. Reilly and the Crown City Theatre Company, Gary Lamb directs. The cast features Cynthia Kania, Richard Van Slyke, Saige Spinney, Julie Lanctot, Adam Krist and Luke King. The alternative cast includes Susan Sommer, Martin Sottile, Zach Louis, Sarah Yannie and Tony Tambi. Costumes are by Amanda Walters. The show also features sets by Joanne McGee, lights by Zad Potter (who also stage manages), and assistant stage manager Madison Cole Garfinkle.

"Somewhere in the Middle" is about a Jewish-Christian, middle-class family living in the Midwest. It's a funny and heartwarming comic-drama about prejudices and religious beliefs, which are brought to the forefront when the eldest over-achieving child (Sarah) comes home for the Passover/Easter holiday dressed in Muslim garb. Her Middle-aged Mother (Lauren) and her Grandmother (Roz) are taken aback, while her smart-ass younger brother (Adam) loves the idea that he can now become the number one child in his parent's eyes. Her Father (David) is concerned that his daughter's religious studies class is making her question her Jewish heritage. But is this a rouse to lighten the impact of bringing home her college boyfriend? The conversation about getting Roz to move into a retirement community and back into "the real world" after having lost her husband a year ago, takes a back seat to the new guest of honor. With a nod to "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" when the boyfriend shows up discussions get a little heated and nothing is off-limits. From the Midwest to the Middle East is there really any one-sided truth or does the truth live somewhere in the middle.

"Somewhere in the Middle, or guess who's coming for Passover" continues Fridays & Saturdays 8:00pm and Sundays 3:00pm thru October 8, with added alternative cast* performances on Thursday nights September 14, 21 & 28. Ticket prices are $10 for previews and Thursday night performances, $20 for all other nights. All performances take place at the Crown City Theater, 11031 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, CA 91602. Visit www.crowncitytheatre.com or call 818-605-5685 for tickets and more information.

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Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
Sarah and Adam goofing on each other sibling style. Pictured Saige Spinney (Lauren), Adam Simon Krist (Adam), Julie Lanctot (Sarah)

Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
Jamal and Roz have it out over the Bible and the Koran. Pictured left to right Adam Simon Krist (Adam), Saige Spinney (Lauren),Richard Van Slyke (David), Luke King (Jamal), Julie Lanctot (Sarah) and Cynthia Kania (Roz)

Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
Roz lets her walls down about the death of her husband. Pictured Saige Spinney (Lauren), Cynthia Kania (Roz)

Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
Jamal and David discuss the difference between the Jews in Israel and the Native Americans in America. Pictured Luke King (Jamal), Julie Lanctot (Sarah) and Richard Van Slyke (David)

Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
David and Lauren listen as Sarah and Roz discuss the youth in our country. Pictured Richard Van Slyke (David), Saige Spinney (Lauren)

Photos: Crown City Theatre Company's SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
Roz discovers what she believes to be an Arab in the house. Pictured Cynthia Kania (Roz) and Julie Lanctot (Sarah)


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