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Now Playing show instead of being on stage. She agreed and so began her long, rewarding relation- ship with South Valley Civic Theater as an actor, musician, designer, costumer, painter and director. She has won countless awards from almost every season. However her best rewards she says are the many friends she has made over the years. Carol has been involved with 84 productions for SVCT playing 13 major roles, directing 31 plays, musically directing 11 plays and vocally directing 14 plays. She served for over 20 years on the Board of Directors for SVCT and is a past President of the Board. The complete list of theater companies and plays she has been involved with is far too long to put to print. Her closing comment was, “People are sometimes surprised to learn that I will be 81 in a few months. I think theater may have something to do with it. SVCT puts no limitations on age or ability. When I retired from teaching I was able to stay in contact with young people through the theater. The energy of young people is contagious! Staying active keeps you young! Try getting involved. We can all grow older together!” Carol is currently directing SVCT’s upcoming production of It’s A Wonderful Life. “Mom's Gift” By Phil Olsen “It's A Wonderful Life” November 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30 December 2, 7, 8 November 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30 December 2, 7, 8 Our annual fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Limelight partners with Steve Spencer and Kae Jenny- Spencer for the 8th year in a row. Door prizes and special surprises abound, in addition to a wonderful show for the holidays! In this comedy with a heart, Mom can’t stop trying to fix things in her family. Even though she has been dead for 11 months. She shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission and, like Clarence in It’s A Wonderful Life, she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings. Only what the task actually is, is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter who has been ordered by the court to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her Anger Management Program. One by one the fam- ily’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost. The perfect “feel good” comedy to start your holidays off! It’s “Topper” meets “It’s A Wonderful Life” Saturday December 2nd 2:30 Matinee Only Limelight Actors Theater 7341 Monterey Street • Gilroy 408.472.3292 limelightactorstheater.com This is the saga of George Bailey the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, who never got a chance to fulfi ll his life’s ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, and whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. Featuring all the characters from the beloved movie starring Jimmy Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one’s family and community will be rewarded. SVCT 17090 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95020 (408) 842-7469 svct.org Reservations recommended Friday/Saturday Doors Open 6:30pm, Showtime 8pm Sunday Doors open 1pm, Showtime 2pm Tickets available at the door or online Friday/Saturday Box Offi ce Opens 7pm, Seating 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm Sunday Box Offi ce Opens at 1:30pm, Showtime 2:30pm “The Odd Couple” By Neil Simon “Grease” November 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 30 & Dec. 1, 2018 November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights at 7pm Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences. November 10, 11, 17, 18 Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 1pm Pintello Comedy Theater 8191 Swanston Lane • Gilroy 408.337.1599 • pintellocomedy.com City of Gilroy & Little Theater Productions Gilroy High School Theater 750 W. 10th Street • Gilroy theaterhilticketsales@gmail.com Reservations recommended Friday/Saturday Doors open 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm Sunday Doors open 1:30pm, Showtime 2pm GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN december 2018-january 2019 gmhtoday.com 67