'Life With Father' comes to Weathervane stage

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Weathervane Playhouse's 79th season continues with the charming, classic comedy Life with Father - Broadway's longest-running non-musical - presented through April 13.

Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Life with Father "is a loving look at a boisterous American family that has no agenda except to make us smile and laugh at ourselves," says the show's director, Sarah May.

A loveable curmudgeon stands at the center of this comedy, which pokes gentle fun at the art of parenting. Set in New York City in the late 1880's, Clarence Day is the "father" of the show's title. A benevolent despot, Mr. Day is a man with high expectations - and a short fuse. Undermined at every turn by his wife, children and a constantly changing cast of household servants, this headstrong ruler of the roost attempts to bring a stern, business-like approach to everyday household activities. Invariably, no one can match his rigid standards. Meanwhile, Vinnie, Mr. Day's tender-hearted "better half," struggles tirelessly to convince her stubborn husband to be baptized.

Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $21 each; $19 tickets for seniors are available for Thursday and Sunday performances. Tickets for children (ages 17 or younger) and college students are $5 each at all performances. Additional discounts for groups of 10 or larger are also available.

The Weathervane Playhouse Box Office is open Mondays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and is also open beginning one hour before each performance. For tickets, visit or call the Weathervane box office at 330-836-2626 or visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.

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