Cherokee Community Theatre presents 'Enter Laughing'
Monday, March 15, 2010
Photos by Dan Whitney
The Cherokee Community Theatre opened its 51st season with the production of 'Enter Laughing,' a comedy based on a novel by renowned comic legend Carl Reiner. The play is set in 1938, and tells the story of David Kolowitz, a teenager who works at a machine shop, but yearns to be an actor like his idol, Ronald Colman.
Performances of the play were presented in Cherokee on March 12,13,14, 19,20 and 21.
Dave Kolowitz (Joe Vannatta, right) reads in the paper about acting auditions which are being held that day, while his friend Marvin (Eric Boisen) encourages him to go for it in a scene from "Enter Laughing," now being performed by the Cherokee Community Theatre.
Frustrated boss -
Dave (Joe Vannatta, left) listens to his boss, Mr. Foreman (Dave Zelle, right) complain about life in America, circa 1938.
Dave (Joe Vannatta) and the "two Dons" (Jim Godberson, left and Eric Boise, right) report to the director (Ryan Brown, far right) to audition for a play.
Who do we have?
The mother of the lead actress (Dee Murphy) and the play director (Ryan Brown) discuss the disappointing candidates for the role of the play's leading man.
Quizzing the candidates -
Ashley Weber (right) quizzes the three men who want to be cast as her leading man in a play. Left to right, Joe Vannatta, Jim Godberson, Eric Boisen.
What have you done?
Dee Murphy questions Dave (Joe Vannatta) about his acting resume, as Ryan Brown and Ashley Weber look on.
I think he's cute, Mommy!
The play's lead actress (Ashley Weber) and her booze-swilling mother (Dee Murphy) discuss the three leading man candidates.
Dave (Joe Vannatta) and Dee Murphy run through the play's script , read by Director Ryan Brown .
"Enter Laughing" is a stage direction! -
The frustrated play director (Ryan Brown) explains to Dave (Joe Vannatta) that he should not read the words in parenthesis out loud, during Dave's run through the play's script.