(Carson) The production of the seven/8 dorks will open tonight at the Carson Community Center. The money generated from this will go to the Carson Dreamland Theatre digital projector project.The Carson Community Club is committed to updating the projector and sound system and keeping the theatre open and playing current releases.
Director Wilma Laughlin says, "The main purpose is so we can raise the money we need for a digital project for our theater. If we don't get this digital prjector then we will have to shut the theater down because everying is going to digital. We got a grant but we have to match it so we're digging up the money for that."
The play is a modern version of Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
"We had our old Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story that we've grown up with but we decided that things change in time and whatever happened to the seven dwarfs? So we tell about how they've changed through time and how Snow White has changed through time. The evil Queen has changed also but I'm not going to let you in on any of the secrets of that. You'll have to see that for yourself."
The Carson Community Club received a big financial boost from the Iowa West Foundation to the tune of $41,000.00. This combine with the $23,000.00 they currently have on hand for the projectior, this leaves $20,000.00 left to raise. Laughlin says this theatre is on of the communiites most viatal and historic attractions.
"The theater is kind of our heart-throb in this town. We're not going to let it die out too easily."
The doors open for the three act play at 6:00 p.m. tonight and tommorrow night, and the show starts at 6:30. The cost is $25.00 per person, which includes a Ribeye Steak Supper.
"You can't beat it. It's really a perfect night."
In addition to that, Frank Rizzo, Program Director for KSOM/KS95 Radio, stars as "Prince Charming."