World premiere of a new play by Richard Camp, Bless Your Heart looks at a southern family and its conflicts between the educated son and his undereducated family of strict evangelical believers. And in the midst of it all is Elvis!
One of the great cruelties of these times are the many ideological divides that split neighborhoods, communities, and even families. Most are manufactured in the name of patriotism, race or religion. To control people’s minds, the pretenders of righteousness prey on the young, the weak, the elderly, and more often, those in need—people they can exploit and use to their devious ends, or so many believe. The other side, the believers, strive with all their hearts that they are on the true path and see the others often as heathens.
Into this climate comes the world premiere of “Bless Your Heart” at the Ojai Art Center Theater in September, showing how one family with members of diametrically opposite points of view, can learn to accept, to renew their love, and to view the world through others eyes. And along the way, they can laugh at themselves and life. The story is a raucous mixture filled with high spirits, lots of laughter, and poignant moments centered around evolution, religion, and Elvis Presley.
Presenter / Producer: Richard Camp
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 805-640-8797
Ojai Art Center Theater
113 S. Montgomery
Ojai CA 93023
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 9/13/2019 - 9/29/2019
Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday matiness at 2 pm
General Admission $25
25 and younger $10
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