Countdown To Opening Night!
THE SUNSHINE BOYS ~ This summer finds theatre professionals ‘taking a bow’ alongside local businesses as they share the spotlight with Kankakee Valley Theatre Association’s Capital Campaign: Breaking the Fourth Wall.
Goodberlet Home Services is providing a unique, theatrical experience for the audience. Exclusively designed to spotlight the contributions made by local businesses as they enhance the arts within Kankakee County, this sponsor is setting the stage for professional theatre excellence.
In support of our KTVA mission, we’re excited to have professional actor, singer and versatile entertainer Wayne Powers lend his talents to the lead role of Willie Clark for KVTA’s authentic production of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys.”
Wayne’s show business career spans over 50 years and every medium from theatre and nightclubs to music, radio, and network television including legendary shows like “Laverne & Shirley”, “Full House”, and starring for two hit seasons in his own NBC sitcom, “13 East.” For more about Mr. Powers’ vast experiences in the entertainment field, you can visit his website at www.waynepowers.com.
Our cast of professional actors and local thespians will bring this classic Neil Simon comedy to the stage under the creative directorship of Rodger Allen Jones, a recent winner of a Best Supporting Actor Award at the 2019 Branson International Film Festival. To learn more about the Director, visit his Facebook group at Rodger Allen Jones - Actor, Singer, Director, Acting Coach.
“The Sunshine Boys” is considered by many to be Neil Simon’s best, and funniest, comedy. This production will take place in KVTA's Black Box Theatre from July 26-28 and August 3-4, 2019.
Reserved seating may now be purchased HERE. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience theatrical professionalism as it shines under the spotlight in KVTA’s Black Box Theatre at 1 Stuart Dr. in Kankakee, Illinois.
"The Sunshine Boys" is about Al and Willie as “Lewis and Clark” who were top-billed vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When CBS requests them for a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to re-unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long-time stage partner for a TV reunion. Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken in twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before they are ready to return to the public eye.
Lap sitting is not permitted as every person must have their own ticket. No children under 3 will be permitted.