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The Savannah Community Theatre proudly presents the original play, KEN, produced by Stratton Leopold and directed by Tom Coleman. KEN is based on a short story of the same name by Arnold Sundgaard and was originally published in The New Yorker in 1959. The story is the true account of a life-changing train ride taken by Sundgaard in 1933 while he was a self-involved acting student at the Yale Department of Drama. When a fellow student by the name of Ken Stevens dies, he is asked to accompany the boy’s body back to his parents’ home in Portland, Oregon. The story centers around his trip, the woman he meets on the train, the loss of Ken’s body, and the funeral that follows. Events that ultimately changed Sundgaard’s life forever.

The fully staged, re-written production of KEN, a Savannah premiere, will have a four day run at The Muse Arts Warehouse (703 Old Louisville Road). Leopold’s Ice Cream will host an ice cream social during intermission at each show. Show times are 7:30pm July 7, 8 and 9 and 3:00pm July 10. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20 at the door. For advance reservations call 912-247-4644 Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The box office will also be open 30 minutes before each performance. Your ticket purchase will help offset the costs of this fully staged production.

The Savannah Community Theatre was founded by native Savannahian Tom Coleman III. The veteran director has produced and directed more than 200 shows since he began his career over 35 years ago. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a BFA in Theatre, Tom has served on the board of the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. For the past twenty years Tom served as the artistic director of Athens Creative Theatre before returning to his hometown of Savannah. If you would like to offer your time and talent and get involved with the Savannah Community Theatre, please call (912) 247-4644. www.savannahcommunitytheatre.com

Stratton Leopold is an ice cream entrepreneur, a Hollywood movie producer and a community leader. Stratton was born and raised in Savannah, grew up in the ice cream business under the guidance of his father and uncles and has since traveled the world for more than 40 years making major motion pictures.
Though still producing movies, Stratton’s heart is where it has been from the beginning, at Leopold’s Ice Cream. When he’s not on a movie set, Stratton can be found in Savannah. Behind the counter of Leopold’s Ice Cream. Following in his father’s footsteps with a smile on his face and a scoop in his hand. www.leopoldsicecream.com

 

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