Kempenfelt Community Players Theater Cast of Guys and Dolls Learn How to Play Craps
It is not often that "research" can be used as a reason for indulging in casino table games, but that's the reason why the cast from the Kempenfelt Community Players went to the Casino Rama on April 30, 2007.
Nine cast members were at the Casino Rama's CREW Development Center getting a basic course in craps from Chris Woodman to help them prepare for their roles in the show entitled "Guys and Dolls".
Scott Hurst, the producer and director of Guys and Dolls, commented that their cast members did not know what to expect but Chris Woodman thoroughly explained the game of craps to the players.
Since casino gaming plays a vital role in the play, cast member, Deane Hay, said that they petitioned the casino to help them learn the basics of the game so that they could play their roles more realistically.
It was a request that Jenna Hunter, media relations manager of the Casino Rama, said that they are happy to oblige. Dressed in their stage costumes, the actors studied the basics of craps before practicing their characters and rehearsing their scenes with their new gaming knowledge.
Hunter commented that the casino makes it a point to support worthwhile activities in their community. In addition, the casino also contributes around $1 million to a charitable organization in Simcoe County.
Hunter further stated that their staff is excited to help the cast. The Kempenfelt Community Players' show entitled "Guys and Dolls" will run from May 16-20, 2007 at the Gryphon Theater located on the Barrie Campus of the Georgian College. $7 for every ticket sold will go to the Cancer Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital.