A Visit From Scarface
presented by The Villages Theater Company
A hilarious comedy by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger
Directed by Barry Corlew and Bob Petrucelli
Pictured from left to right: David Auchey as Hanahan, Beth Ely as Dovie, Mike Jacoby as Patsy, Peter Ely as Myron, Dan Pona as Dutch, Rollie Williams as Sinclair. Seated: Vic Stevens as Ben Hecht.
The year is 1930 and Ben Hecht, the famous Hollywood writer, has just finished his screenplay for a movie produced by Howard Hughes called SCARFACE, loosely based on the real life story of Al Capone. The movie is going to be a blockbuster and Hecht considers the script to be the best he’s ever written. It all looks like a Hollywood ending….until the script disappears….only to turn up in the hands of two of Capone’s men who have been sent by Al to have a little “talk” with Ben. The jokes fly fast and thick in this hilarious comedy as Hecht tries to duck gangsters on one hand and the Hollywood censors on the other.
The VTC was founded in 1992, incorporated in 2007 and became a 501C(3) public charity in 2014. The money raised from our productions is used to sustain the group and its programs and any money remaining is donated to other charities. Since 2014, $103,430 has been donated to over 14 different charities. See our website for the list.
Our mission is to provide a quality theater experience for our patrons and the opportunity for Villages residents to learn about and participate in all aspects of play production. This mission is accomplished by producing three major plays with full sets built on the stage, a summer drama, at least three short plays, that serve as learning workshops where the participants learn by doing and
several summer workshops on acting, directing and other aspects of play production. We also have two
traveling troupes that can be hired for entertainment for club meetings.
Our group is managed by a board of seven members and ten board assistants who are all volunteers. If
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