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What do you get when you mix a blunt-talking, famous, efficiency expert father and a brilliant, compassionate psychologist mother with 12 rambunctious offspring? You get one of America’s all-time best-loved memoirs: “Cheaper by the Dozen,” the hilarious story of growing up at the turn of the century in the real-life Gilbreth family.
Savannah Christian Church’s drama ministry will present the classic family comedy Friday-Sunday, July 10-12, at The Link Auditorium at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah. Tickets are $10 and are available
at The Source bookstore, at the church and at the door. The auditorium opens at 6 p.m.
Based on books by two of the Gilbreth children, the production tells the story of one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency who applies his unorthodox methods of saving time and money to his large, exuberant family.
While the situations are often uproarious, there’s a serious reason for dad’s efficiency efforts that the Gilbreth children don’t and can’t understand.
“This story is known and loved by so many people, whether they grew up reading the book, they acted in the play, or they’re familiar with the Steve Martin movies by the same name,” said drama director Wayne Sullivan.
Though it’s set in the roaring ‘20s, the story still resonates in an age of iPhones and reality TV.
“This is a period piece, and I think the audience is going to love the authenticity of the set and costumes,” Sullivan said. “They’re also going to relate to the tension between teens and their parents that is ageless. Plus there’s always a fascination with how a big family runs.”
For more information, call (912) 629-4762 or e-mail
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