Nothing compares to an evening at the theatre, and attending the opening night gala of John Van Druten’s “I Am a Camera” at the Westmoreland Players Theatre in Callao was no exception. From the helpful staff at the box office, to the wonderful hors d’oeuvres catered by Chef Dan and Chef Sean, to mingling with other theatre buffs, the evening opened with a delightful atmosphere that accommodated the eager crowd. Some of the gathering wore finery or ties and jackets, or dresses and heels, and others appeared in shorts and sneakers. They milled about discussing previous plays, as well as mundane things like donuts.
Glenn Evans came out to speak with me before the production, greeting me warmly. When I asked about the choice of this play he said that it had been on his and Joy’s, his wife, list for a long time because it has comedy, drama, and has a message to it. He felt the most interesting part of bringing this play to the stage was the bits that they had added in; such as the street scenes, and the main character, Christopher, using a camera.
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