October 2, 2014

I Ought To be In Pictures At The Ivoryton Playhouse

Mike Boland and Jeanie Rapp (Photo by Anne Hudson)

Mike Boland and Jeanie Rapp (Photo by Anne Hudson)

Ivoryton: What’s a daughter to do when she wants to get in touch with her father who she hasn’t seen in 16 years and who lives 3,000 miles away? Well, if you’re Libby Tucker you hitch hike and bus your way across the country with nothing but a backpack full of dreams and spare socks. Libby travels from Brooklyn to Los Angeles ostensibly to break into movies but mostly because she needs to find out why her dad and left, and does he still love her.

I Ought To Be in Pictures opened in New York in April 1980, and in 1982 was turned into a movie starring Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This is Neil Simon at his best – poignant and funny. For dads and daughters everywhere, this will be a memory to treasure.

I Ought To Be In Pictures opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on April 23and runs through May 11. Directed by Ivoryton favorite, R. Bruce Connelly, the cast includes Mike Boland* as Herb, whose Broadway credits include An Enemy of the People at Manhattan Theater Club and the national tours of Twelve Angry Men and West Side Story; Siobhan Fitzgerald*, making her Ivoryton debut as Libby and Jeanie Rapp*, founder and artistic director of Margreta Stage who was last seen in Ivoryton in Love, Loss & What I Wore*, as Steffy.

The set design is by William Stark, lighting design by Marcus Abbott and costumes by Kari Crowther.

Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Fridayand Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $42 for adults, $37 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website atwww.ivorytonplayhouse.org  (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.