Reiner play ‘Enter Laughing’ to be presented at GJ High School

Aspiring actor David Kolowita (played by Ricky Oakley) is beset by woman trouble and disapproving parents in “Enter Laughing,” the latest performance put on by students at Grand Junction High School from Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23. Pictured from left are Stephanie Skinner, Oakley, Gabrielle Ziola, Emma McNulty and Logan Shirley.

David Kolowitz, a delivery boy for a sewing machine factory, is so desperate to become an actor, a down-on-its-luck theater company actually convinces him to pay to act.

And Kolowitz’s adventures begin in the comedy “Enter Laughing” by Carl Reiner, which will be performed by Grand Junction High School students at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 21–23, in the school’s auditorium.

“Enter Laughing” “is an unsung classic that is not performed enough,” says director Shawn Clingman in a news release. “It is in equal measures sweet and hilarious, nostalgic and timeless. Anyone in love with the magic of theater or who has ever dreamed of one day treading the boards will adores this play!”

The play is set in the Depression’s early days and Kolowitz must deal not only with over-protective parents less than pleased with their son’s career choice. They want their son to become a dependable druggist.

Kolowitz also has romantic complications involving his girlfriend, a secretary and an actress.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students, and can be purchased at the school’s box office.


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