`Light Up the Sky' at Everyman

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January 16, 2003|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Moss Hart's Light Up the Sky - a 1948 comedy about the out-of-town tryout of a Broadway play - opens tonight at Everyman Theatre.

Hart wrote this backstage saga after he had known great success, particularly from such collaborations with George S. Kaufman as You Can't Take It With You and The Man Who Came to Dinner. But in Light Up the Sky, he recaptures the roller-coaster ride of a neophyte playwright on his first opening night.

Vincent Lancisi directs a cast of 12, headed by Matthew Pauli as the young playwright, Kimberly Schraf as his play's leading lady, Christopher Bloch as the director, Stan Weiman and Rosemary Knower as the nervous producers and Dawn Ursula as the ghostwriter of the leading lady's autobiography.

The period set and costumes are by Daniel Ettinger and Reggie Ray, respectively; lighting is by Michael D. Klima.

Show times at Everyman, 1727 N. Charles St., are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The play runs through Feb. 16. Tickets are $15-$25 (except for tonight's opening, which is $30). For more information, call 410-752-2208.

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