Hurry! Hurry Hurry!
Run, do not walk' skip, do not crawl; hop, do not shuffle to the Cal Poly Spanos Theatre (the "old" original theatre nestled behind the large PAC) for the College of Liberal Arts and the Theatre and Dance Department's amazing presentation of "The Phantom Tollbooth."
Woa! The students did a extraordinary job, the whole cunningly done set was on stage with the audience snugged up onstage too, and wait until you get a gander at the costumes, designed by Thomas John Bernard with Kathy Dugan, the Costume Shop Manager, stitiching up everything. Not to mention Los Osos resident, Ron Roundy's whimsical car and puppets, all beautifully directed by Erma Stauffer.
I had missed reading this children (young people's) classic book in my misspent youth, but it's a quest tale of our bored young hero into an Ozian/Alice in Wonderland world filled with Lethargarians, Verb & Noun Sellers, the Spelling Bee, a fabulous orotound Humbug and Dr. Discord and the Decibelles, to learn a whole lot of critical lessons about time and courage and what's important in life besides being bored. It's magical, enchanting, funny, very wonderfully wrought, pure theatre magic.
It's playing today at 2 pm. (Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! can get tickets at the door) and also May 20, 21,22 at 7 pm. General Admission $14.00 Students and Seniors (kids?) $12.00. Seating on stage is limited so you can call 756-2787 to see about tickets. Or just get up and go. Parking in the huge PAC lot was free (we were told that if nobody's out collecting $ at the top of parking lot entrance, then it's free).
Don't miss this presentation. Take the kids, take a friend. You'll have a magical, fun time.