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Pillars to open ‘Night Must Fall’

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Pillars starting top left: Michael Addison, Johnny Johnston, Judith Hale Norris, Peggy Russell, Mark Lewis, Jamie Bennett, Cheree Edwards, Jamie Fleming, Therese Hartmann, Severo Lara and Tony Thacher. Missing is Paul Blatz.
“Night Must Fall” Director Richard Camp announced a special involvement by “Pillars of the Community” for the opening production of the Ojai Art Center Theater’s 80th season. For each of the 12 performances, a different community member will take on the role of Lord Chief Justice. The character will open by delivering a monologue of the judge’s ruling in this thrilling whodunit play.
“I wanted a way to include the community for our historic 80th season,” said Camp. “It was important for me to kick off this year in a unique way, to show how grateful we are for the continued support of Ojai. I thought it might be difficult to find non-actors who’d want to tread the boards, but nearly everyone I asked immediately leaped at the chance. Who knew our town was filled with such hams?”

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