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‘Marriage’s’ decades-old themes still relevant today

Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail
Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s next production “A Contemporary American’s Guide to A Successful Marriage © 1959″ transports us back to a time of innocence, Eisenhower and Elvis. It was a time when “Leave It to Beaver” typified the American family dream and Public Service Announcements were the guidance that kept everyone on track; a time when all a young woman needed to be blissfully happy was a husband, a home and a baby to love … or so we were told.

This hilarious satire chronicles the story of two young couples as they embark on their lives together ministered by the ever-present, albeit clearly misguided, advice of an overly-eager public service announcer. Although the show is set in the 1950s, its themes of marital dynamics, starting a family and the quest for the American Dream are just as relevant today as they were then.

The production is directed by Justin Munoz. Cast: Danny (Joshua Glenn Robertson); Mason (Ian Cullity); Henry (Gregory Smith); Abby (Amanda Johnston); Ruth (Stephanie Hodson); Brunhilde/Ellen (Ruby Sketchley); Dorothy (Shaleen Schmutzer-Smith); Michael/Jeremy (Kirk Blackinton, June 14-29 and Brian Harrower July 5-13); Sheryl (Jamie Kale) and Narrator (Jeff Kohlhepp).

Don’t miss “A Contemporary American’s Guide to A Successful Marriage © 1959,” June 14 through July 13, at Big Idea Theater, 1616 Del Pas Blvd. in Sacramento. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; no performance July 4. Tickets are $10 to $20. For more information visit bigideatheatre.com.

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