Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Becky and I went to see a play at the local civic theater – The Barn in the Park. The play was entitled “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, by Ed Graczyk. I enjoyed the play. The theater is small, the talent is local and the set is very cramped but it was a good selection for the setting. I was really surprised to find out that this play was produced as a movie back in 1982 by Robert Altman.

The actors did a very nice job with the play. The play was staged in such a way that all of the activity took place in the diner. I’m not certain that would have worked on the movie – but it worked well in the cramped Troy Civic Theater, aka the barn in the park. The best part was easily that of Sissy – played by Cher in the movie. Knowing that Cher played the part in the movie it’s easy to see who the stage actress modeled her delivery after – you can just picture Cher spitting out the one-liners. It would be perfect.

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