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Carson Valley Community Theatre putting on ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’

Nevada Appeal staff report

Carson Valley Community Theatre is selling tickets for its upcoming production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” a comedy about the misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks solitude in a small New England town.

The show, written by John Patrick and directed by Dave Josten, follows Myra Marlowe to Beaver Haven in New England, where she writes her autobiography. She’s successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister — who’s kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors.

The ruse works well at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for “Sister Sadie” (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it’s their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie’s soul. In desperation Myra announces her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston — which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder.

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26 and Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 and 11. All shows will be at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden.

Tickets cost $13 for seniors and students and $15 for general admission. All tickets at the door are $15.

For tickets, go to http://www.showtix4U.com, or go to the CVCT Box Office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 9.

For more information, go to http://www.carsonvalleycommunitytheater.org.