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Patsy Cline Stage Play Returns Jan 15-17

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Raleigh Ensemble Players ‘Fall to Pieces’ for a Second Performance of Always…Patsy Cline

Back by popular demand, Canady Vance Thomas will reprise her acclaimed turn as Patsy Cline and Susannah Hough will return in the role of Patsy’s devoted fan, Louise Seger, for a second performance of Always…Patsy Cline. Due to an overwhelming public response, Raleigh Ensemble Players Theatre Company will present a second performance of Always…Patsy Cline, directed by Maggie Rasnick January 15-17, 2010 at Cary Academy’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of a friendship developed between the two women in 1961, who corresponded until Patsy’s untimely death at the age of 30 in an airplane crash on March 5, 1963. Considered one of the most produced musicals in American theatre, Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley is a country imbued musical jukebox that chronicles the star’s unforgettable sound and legacy that endures to this day.

The musical play serves as a song-filled love letter to the legendary country singer and is complete with down home country humor, heart and audience participation that includes over 20 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Walking After Midnight and Sweet Dreams, which became one of her biggest hits shortly after her death.

Always…Patsy Cline takes its title from the inspired letters from Cline to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”

Title: Always…Patsy Cline
Playwright: Ted Swindley
Director: Maggie Rasnick
Location: Cary Academy’s Fine and Performing Arts Center
Dates: January 15-17, 2010
Opening: Friday, January 15, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
Curtain Times: Friday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.
All Ticket prices: $20

Online ticketing available at www.realtheatre.org or call 919.832.9607

Raleigh Ensemble Players is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street and lot parking are available.

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Raleigh Ensemble Players is a nationally recognized theatre company and the Triangle’s oldest producer of powerful, provocative and penetrating theatre for 28 years. The company, formed in 1982 by a collective of actors, is dedicated to maintaining an ensemble ethic where company members work together to create, write, act, direct, design and produce new theatre. Raleigh Ensemble Players new home resides at 213 Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh.

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