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"Give Them What They Want!" sing cast members of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," as this Tony-nominated musical com- edy opens to a lively casino scene amidst swindles galore. And, as- suming a rollicking, fun evening of theatre is what audiences members want, they are sure to find it when the show opens at 7 p.m., Friday, May 5, at Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach. An evening of trickery and reversals is assured as Yazbek and Lane's show brings together competing con men Lawrence (David War- ick) and Freddy (Steven Dow), the women they target and the double-crossing, hilarious means they all are willing to employ to achieve their nefarious ends. Making her Clear Space di- rectorial debut with this show, Shannon Parks says, "It's been some time since I've had the op- portunity to direct a big, splashy musical - and I'm loving it! 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' is just such a blast! It offers a compelling juxtaposition of the elegant and the crass, very cleverly woven together in an uproariously fun- ny script with gorgeous music. This show is a joy to direct, and I know the audience is go- ing to love the wild ride we take them on!" Dow says, " Fre d dy i s loud, obnox- ious and crude - yet funny and lovable at the same time! Freddy loves the game that he and Lawrence play - a battle of wits to see who can be the dirtiest rotten scoundrel. I love this role - how much more fun could someone pos- sibly have?" H e a d d s , "This is the second Yazbek-scored produc- tion I've been in at Clear Space - the other was 'The Full Monty,' where I also shared the stage with David Warick. Yazbek's mu- sic is great, and the opportunity to work with David again is even better! Of all the shows Clear Space is producing this year, this one - and the role of Freddy - was at the top of my wish list." Reflecting on her debut as a di- rector at Clear Space, Parks says, "I have the privilege of working with a fabulously talented cast and a fantastic support system in musical direction, choreography and production design. I feel so fortunate to have found this artis- tic home here at the beach! Clear FORT MILES MUSEUM CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK Our biggest event of the year! Tour Allied and German Camps and see period military and non-military vehicle displays. Witness the reenactment of the historic surrender of the crew of U-boat 858. Our Film and Lecture series continues with The Battle of Midway. Retired USN captain Bill Manthorpe will talk about the role of breaking the Japanese JN-25 code and the role of Commander Joe Rochefort. The back story to local artist Paul Rendel’s iconic painting “First Hit at Midway” will also be discussed. Activities starting at 11am include special programs, a Museum Open House and tours of the Art Gallery. Admission $5 at the door. The Film & Lecture Series starts at 11am, 12, and 1:30pm in the Fort Miles Museum Theater. Seating by ticket only - tickets available in the Fort Miles Gift Shop on a limited “first come, first serve” basis. on a limited “first come, first serve” basis. Sponsored by DELAWARE GOES TO WAR VICTORY IN EUROPE 12th Annual WWII Living History Day Saturday, April 29 10am - 4pm 142 Second St., Lewes (inside Hotel Rodney) 302-827-4475 • roseandcrownlewes.com LOCALS’ WEEKDAY SPECIALS Tuesday: Fish & Chips $13 Wednesday: Prime Rib $20 Thursday: Burger Night $9 HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 3-7pm DOWNTOWN 29 Baltimore Ave 302-227-6237 HIGHWAY 19178 Coastal Hwy 302-644-7711 jakesseafoodhouse.com EVERY WEDNESDAY Half-Price Crabcakes 88 FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Cape Gazette It was Catterton and his wife Judy, who also participates in these events, whom Fischer credits with the collaboration be- tween artists and writers. Years ago, the Cattertons volunteered to bring their artwork to one of the guild's Free Writes, allowing writers to write spontaneously about paintings, using the works as prompts. This evolved into the guild's monthly art-inspired Free Writes at the Rehoboth Art League, which in turn led to Art in the AM, an event that will cel- ebrate its one-year anniversary this June. "We want this to be casual and fun, igniting conversations and ideas," says Fischer. "Writ- ing and painting are often such solitary activities. Even the read- ing of literature in public or the viewing of art can seem such serious and solemn endeavors. That's not what this is." For more information, go to www. rehobothbeachwritersguild.com. For specific questions about Art in the AM or to RSVP, email fischer.maribeth@gmail.com. Art in AM Continued from page 87 Gallery One in Ocean View will be sponsoring a bus trip to the Brandywine River Mu- seum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pa., Monday, May 8. The museum is home to the paintings of Andrew Wyeth, his father N.C. Wyeth and son Jamie Wyeth. The trip includes a private guided tour of the museum's collection and its current special exhibits, From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art, and New Terrains. Travel to and from the mu- seum will be in a deluxe touring bus with amenities for travel comfort. Snacks and water will be provided. The approximate time of departure will be 8:30 a.m., re- turning at 5 p.m. There will be two pickup/drop-off sites; one in the Ocean View/Bethany area and the other in the Lewes/Re- hoboth area. Following the tour, participants will have ample opportunity to view the full collection of paint- ings. Lunch is available in the museum café or participants may pack a lunch to enjoy outdoors. The cost of the trip is $58, which includes travel and admis- sion to the museum and special exhibits. Space is limited, so reservations should be made as soon as possible. For more information or to reserve space, contact Gallery One at 302-537- 5055 or go to www.galleryonede. com. Trip to Brandywine River Museum set May 8 ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ to open at Clear Space Theatre May 5 Steven Dow David Warick Continued on page 89