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By Joyce Rudolph | January 3, 2009
Daniel Roebuck is taking a stab at playing the character who looks like Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein in “Arsenic and Old Lace” when the St. Francis Stage Company presents its second fundraiser for the church and school in Burbank. Written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, “Arsenic and Old Lace” debuted on Broadway in 1941 and was made into a movie directed by Frank Capra in 1944. The comedy/farce/thriller is about two spinster sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who believe they are doing lonely elderly men a favor by bumping them off. Roebuck, a Burbank resident, plays one of the sisters’ three nephews, Jonathan Brewster.
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August 2, 2006
Famous plays, such as "Arsenic and Old Lace," endure the test of time for a reason — they're performed often because they're well written and audiences and enjoy them. And even though the material can generally stand on its own, the latest production of this classic comedy at the Glendale Centre Theatre doesn't do it justice. The story concerns two endearing sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster (Elaine Rose and Ann Rittenhouse), and the strange antics that take place in their home.
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January 16, 2002
Joyce Rudolph Watercolor artist visits art meeting NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Watercolor artist Fealing Lin is the featured artist at the meeting for the Glendale Art Assn. at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First German Methodist Church, 556 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Lin, who lives in San Marino, combines realism, Impressionism and semiabstract techniques to elicit life and movement, harmony and emotion in her floral and landscape paintings. Born in Western Taiwan, Fealing grew up in Taipei.
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January 10, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? TODAY ?Natural Worlds? a group art exhibition opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Artists in the show are Erika Lizee, Joe Merrell, Charla Puryear, Andrea Raft, Arpine Shakhbandaryan and Jill Sykes.
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By By Joyce Rudolph | December 24, 2005
Glendale Centre Theatre kicks off 60th season with comedy `Cash On Delivery.'To celebrate its 60th anniversary of presenting community theater, the executive producers at Glendale Centre Theatre said they have planned a season that's packed with laughs. Kicking off the landmark year is the comedy "Cash On Delivery," opening Thursday. It's about a man who discovers a loophole in the welfare system. There will be two performances on New Year's Eve, which include gala parties, Tim Dietlein, executive producer said.
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January 14, 2009
THURSDAY The Swinging Seniors are having their ?Welcome to 2009? Dance at 7 p.m. at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Music will be performed by Clyde Reasinger, his 17-piece band and vocalist Lee Roberts. Admission is $6 ($5 with BSAC) for those 55 and older. For more information, call (818) 238-5353. ? ?Get Organized!?, a four-session course on clearing clutter by instructor Phyl Fletcher for those 55 and older, is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning tonight and continuing each Thursday through Feb. 5 at Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 3, 2009
Daniel Roebuck is taking a stab at playing the character who looks like Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein in “Arsenic and Old Lace” when the St. Francis Stage Company presents its second fundraiser for the church and school in Burbank. Written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, “Arsenic and Old Lace” debuted on Broadway in 1941 and was made into a movie directed by Frank Capra in 1944. The comedy/farce/thriller is about two spinster sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, who believe they are doing lonely elderly men a favor by bumping them off. Roebuck, a Burbank resident, plays one of the sisters’ three nephews, Jonathan Brewster.
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August 2, 2006
Famous plays, such as "Arsenic and Old Lace," endure the test of time for a reason — they're performed often because they're well written and audiences and enjoy them. And even though the material can generally stand on its own, the latest production of this classic comedy at the Glendale Centre Theatre doesn't do it justice. The story concerns two endearing sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster (Elaine Rose and Ann Rittenhouse), and the strange antics that take place in their home.
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