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Camp Washington-Carver’s dinner theater series to present “All in the Timing” on July 19, 2003

Broadway-style entertainment and a delicious homecooked meal will be served up when Camp Washington-Carver’s Family Homestyle Dinner Theater Series presents its first show of the 2003 season on Saturday, July 19, with the Not-For-Profit Players’ production of David Ives’ collection of one-act plays, “All in the Timing.” The dinner buffet begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

These four critically acclaimed, award-winning plays combine wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. In “Sure Thing,” two people meet in a cafe and try to find their way through a conversational minefield full of false starts, gaffes and faux pas on the way to falling in love. “English Made Simple” takes the audience inside the thoughts of former lovers who meet again at a party and discuss their lives since their split. “Words, Words, Words” recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce “Hamlet,” and “The Philadelphia” presents a young man who has fallen into a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for unless he asks for the opposite of what he wants. “All in the Timing” had a successful run off-Broadway and in 1995-96 was the most-performed play in the country after the works of William Shakespeare.

The Not-For-Profit Players is a group of Charleston-area actors with a common interest in developing touring theater productions. “All in the Timing” marks the troupe’s sixth presentation at Camp Washington-Carver. The cast for this production will include Bethany Cline, Joe McCullough, Ariana Kincaid and Jeff Johnson.

The dinner theater buffet will include a selection of entrees, vegetables and bread. Iced tea, soda and coffee also will be served. At intermission, playgoers will be treated to homemade cobblers and ice cream.

Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per person for dinner and the performance; tickets for senior citizens are $17. Children five and under are admitted free. Camping is available at the additional rate of $15 per site with electric and $10 per site without electric.

The second Family Homestyle Dinner Theater Series production of the season will feature the Everyman Players’ production of the hit musical “Godspell” on Saturday, Aug. 23. For more information about the dinner theater series, to make reservations for either show or for camping information, call (304) 438-3005 or e-mail terry.hackney@wvculture.org.

A beautiful retreat listed in the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Camp Washington-Carver serves as the state’s mountain cultural arts center and nurtures the cultural heritage embodied in the site since its dedication in 1942 as a 4-H and agricultural extension camp for West Virginia’s African Americans. The camp is located adjacent to Babcock State Park just off Route 60 (Midland Trail) on Route 41 in Clifftop, Fayette County.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779
ginny.painter@wvculture.org