Monday, January 16, 2012

Doreen Devorah Writes, Directs New Play

Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks
 invite you to a theatrical performance beyond compare!  
A Play by Doreen Devorah
Starring the Helping Hams Theater Group
Park Hall in Ben Lomond 

Friday, February 10 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm

 Is there really magic in a forest? Are there fairies, princes, talking animals? Do witches and large furry creatures from times gone by roam the woods? Is the forest alive? Do trees communicate with each other? With people? This is the tale of one young lady who didn't care about trees or any sort of magical happenings and didn't do what she was told. And, ominously, she got lost in the Magic Redwood Forest...

Find out what happens along her journey and join us in support of our local California State parks at Park Hall, 9370 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005. Ticket price to this fundraiser is $20 General Admission; $18 for Seniors / Students / MPFDiscount Card Holders. Tickets can be purchased online beginning January 18th <> or by phone by calling (831) 335-3174 Proceeds from this event will help provide funding for:
• Visitor and nature centers
• Natural and cultural history events
• Professional interpretive staff
• Supplies and resources used by the parks’ more than 200 volunteers and docents
• Facilities, services, special programming and other activities

Writer and Director Doreen Devorah brings a wealth of experience to the local theater scene. She has written, directed and starred in theater productions from New York to Florida, New Mexico to Santa Cruz. Along the way, Doreen introduced English as a second language through theater productions in Europe, Mexico, and Latin America.

Since settling in Santa Cruz, Doreen has written and performed an original one-woman laugh and learn lecture called "Professor Starma Tours the Solar System" for local schools, private parties and in our State Parks. Doreen is the author of one novel, many short stories, and two plays; “Murder and Mayhem in Boulder Creek”, a melodrama based on actual events in Boulder Creek history, and “The After Christmas Carol”, a comic take on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story.

Doreen is a docent at Big Basin Redwoods State Park where for the last ten years she has lead hikes, worked with school groups, and written, staged and acted in historical pieces depicting the struggles to preserve Big Basin, California’s oldest State Park.

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