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Funny Money
a British Farce
by Ray Cooney

COMPANY : Centerstage North Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : The Art Place - Mountain View
ID# 1733

SHOWING : October 13, 2006 - October 28, 2006



Chaos ensues when a mild-mannered accountant's briefcase is swtiched with one containing a fortune in stolen money. Another hilarous Britsh farce from the author of "Run For Your Wife".

Director Alan Smithe
Stage Manager Lark Hylton
Henry Perkins Jeffrey Bigger
Mr. Big Pete Borden
Annoying Door-to-Door Salesman Jim Brooks
Detective Davenport Mike Crowe
Bill David Glenn Eblen
Vic Johnson Rial Ellsworth
Betty Johnson Vicki Kaeberlein
Detective Slater Craig Lewis
Jean Perkins Sarah Mitchell
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crazy game of cats and mice!
by feather
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
i so much liked this show. it was funny! its like watchin crazy game of cats and mice. i think tempo could be faster but still this is lots of fun to see the crazy actors do their thing here. my favs were the cops davenport and slater. wow they had great facial expressons most of all davenport. and i think the guy wwho plays henry is still too over the top for his good but he almost works out ok here. but i like his wife and the guy that plays vic. hes funny. my vent about the show is that i couldnt make out everything the actors said. it was hard to hear so they can all imrpove on that kind a stuff. but their is so much action its still its a fun night out and i did have so much fun so i want to say good job all! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
directed by Alan Smithe, or Alan Smithee? by Okely Dokely
Alan Smithee is a famous Hollywood pseudonym used by people who want to disown their involvement in the project because they didn't like the way it turned out. Alan Smithe is credited as this show's director. Is this really his name, or are the CSN people trying to make a funny?
The Legend of Alan Smithe by line!
First off, thank you very much Feather for coming to see our show and posting your thoughts here. All of us in the cast truly appreciate it. I'm really glad you had a good time. In the end, that's the best compliment one can hope for.

Now as to why we used "Alan Smithe" as the named director...

We didn't actually have a director!

The show was self directed by all of us in the cast plus a little observational help from Jody Pollage. We all contributed ideas about blocking, staging and assorted bits of "business". This was an experiment which resulted in some creatively fun stuff, but unfortunately all the suggestions took up a lot of our limited rehearsal time and the show (as a whole) was pretty shaky going into final dress. It came together quite nicely at the absolute last minute due to the wonderful, and wonderfully talented, folks involved. The name of "Alan Smithe" was chosen because it was easier to post here. Listing the entire cast as director was not possible, not to mention it would have looked pretty goofy if we had posted it that way.
P.S. The name was suggested by Mike Crowe (who played Detective Davenport and is also a serious film buff in his private life) during one of our earlier rehearsals as a joke. I thought it might be funny if anyone got the joke, so I used it here. Mark, I should have known you'd catch it!
and of course, I misspelled the name too! by line!


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