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“It Runs in the Family promises holiday fun for entire family"
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It Runs in the Family promises holiday fun for entire family

The Timmins Daily Press - (staff)   Timmins (Staff) Big, mistaken identity, and sheer insanity are sewn with a Christmas tread. Curtain Call's production of "It Runs in The Family", written by Ray Cooney promises to be a crowd pleaser for every member of the family. Director Bonnie Autio says the entire theatre group hasn't done a play for about a year, and looks forward to getting into the scene. The play is a doctor's farce, said Eldon Spinger, stage manager. The story takes place three days before Christmas. Dr. Mortimore feverishly composes a lecture that is to be the highlight of his career when a old girlfriend who goes back about 16 years, shows up with a son who wants to meet Dad. The production features a mixed cast of actors ranging from first débuts to long-time theatre buffs. The youngest member of the cast, Niilo Autio, 14, is a student at Roland Michener Secondary School. He's a rookie who's only performed in high school productions but he has a pretty hefty role filled with emotion. Rick Cecconi, who plays a police sergeant, is another member of the cast who's now taking the stage after about a 20-year absence. Ironically, his last play was also performed at Roland Michener while he was a student. "It feels great to be back into it after so many years, and I'm having a great time," said Cecconi. Curtain Call is a growing theatre group in Timmins which is only about two years old, although many of it's members have been involved in Timmins theatre for a long time. "We had a lot of trouble casting the play, because of a poor turnout at a public audition," said Autio. But the group of 12 cast members, which is the largest cast ever, have bonded as a team, and look forward to the success of the production. Other cast members include Gerard Arsenault, Vesa Autio, Hedy Baker-Graf, Norma Danis, Anne-Marie Larivee, Ross Libby, Scott Reid, Tony Rezendes, Evelyn Robillard and Heather Swietek. The show runs Dec, 7, 8 and 9 at 8:p.m. in the William Dawson Theatre at Timmins High and Vocational School. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and can be purchased at all Shoppers Drug Mart Locations.