CPP Presents God’s Favorite By Neil Simon

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Think you’ve got problems? Meet Joseph Melvin Benjamin. He’s a good Joe—loving, devoted family man, devout, successful—a model human. God is crazy about Joe and has lavishly blessed him with riches beyond imagination. But all of that is about to change.

Joe would give the shirt off his back to have his first-born return to faith and, as the object of a high-stakes wager between Heaven and Hell, he discovers he’ll have to do that and a whole lot more! First produced on Broadway in 1974, Simon’s comic take on the biblical book of Job will have you laughing in the aisles! The CPP Production features performances by Jim Weinzettle, Theresa Louviere, Belle Bindursky, Michael Dalme, Bradley Smith, Belle Rollins, Stu Riggar and Dan Forest under the direction of Jim Leggett and Kim Patton.

The show will open on Thursday, June 3rd and run each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees beginning at 2:30pm on the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre in downtown Alexandria. Reservations are strongly encouraged, but tickets will be available for purchase at the box office before the show. Ticket prices are $12.00 for adults; $10.00 for seniors (65+); and $5.00 for students. The Hearn Stage is located at 3rd & Johnston in Downtown Alexandria in the Rapides Foundation Bldg. Discounted group ticket sales are available. Please contact City Park Players at (318) 442-1800 or email cityparkplayers@gmail.com.

We are pleased to recognize our Community Connection Partners for the 2010 Season—The Boys & Girls Club of Central Louisiana and Rapides Parish Public Library. Every day, these two agencies address issues important to the lives of the residents of our community. Help us support their investment in all our lives.

City Park Players, Central Louisiana Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to offering quality cultural activities and experiences to the entire Central Louisiana community through live theatre productions, programming, and education. The 2010 season is supported, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Roy O. Martin Foundation as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Additional support comes from our patrons and donors and people like you who believe that community theatre enriches our lives and enhances our quality of life.