MOUNT VERNON – What’s not to love about George burns. Chautauqua veteran Greg Patterson returns to provide an evening of laughter and stories as only George Burns could tell. George Burns reached the age of 100 and in those years managed to be award-winning actor and best-selling writer and successfully entertain millions in vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. When Burns was 79, his career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian in the 1975 film “The Sunshine Boys”, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100.
This Thursday, March 12, join Greg Patterson and your fellow Chautauqua goers at ThePlace@TheWoodward [a first floor theater, now located at 120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio]. The doors open for this donation based event at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM with the Mount Vernon Players providing a Golden Age of Radio Show and then George Burns at 7:45 PM with a questions and answer period at the end of the presentation.
The Chautauqua Series, in its 9th season, is brought to you by the members of Elixir [a local trio of musician entertainers] with support of the Ariel Foundation and contribution from the Rolls-Royce Charity/Civics Fund. With their help, all donations the audience give, go to the performers bringing our community a wonderful opportunity for continuous education, entertainment and an evening to join your family and friends for family friendly productions.
For more information on this program and future presentations, visit www.elixirpresents.com, www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102. If you’d like to receive a friendly reminder on the Sunday before each program, please make request to Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.