Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mary and the Chocolate Factory

Blurry photo of Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregard, Frau Gloop und Ellie. (Grandpa George in bg)

The central event of our mission in Rhode Island was to see the Jamestown Community Theatre production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"directed by Ellie daughter, Mary Wright. And featuring Mary's husband, Tot, as the hard of hearing grandpa.

I have always loved community theatre for exactly what it is - a place for the community. Mary turns no one away in her productions (20 plus so far) and if you show up to practice you are an Oompa Loompa at the very least ( and I don't mean it like that because these Oompa Loompas were fantastic!)

I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved Mary as Mrs. Gloop, greedy Augustus' Mutter.

It was also Mary's birthday! A great evening all around.

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