The Rapp for March 31

By Ray BocBy Ray Boc
Oscar Madison (played by Bob Hurley) and Felix Ungar (John Lesinski) entertain Cecily Pigeon (Petrina Huston) and her sister Gwendolyn (Deverell Pedersen) in the RAAC Community Theatre production of “The Odd Couple” this weekend.

‘The Odd Couple’ opens this weekend

“The Odd Couple,” a play by Neil Simon, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., opens for three performances this weekend: Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. The comedy is being performed at the RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay St., in the Town of Washington. Tickets are $15. For reservations, go to www.raac.org/theatre.html. Those without internet call 1-800-695-6075.

By Hopper StoneBy Hopper Stone
Jerry Lewis stars in “Max Rose.”

Rush River movie debuts at MOMA

A movie with a Rush River connection is set to debut several long blocks down from another river — the Hudson. Its star is Jerry Lewis — yes, the Jerry Lewis — who celebrated his 90th birthday two weeks ago. Next Sunday, Lewis’s newest film, “Max Rose,” will premier at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Rush River Entertainment’s Bill Walton (a Harris Hollow resident who is also an investor in the company that publishes this newspaper) is an executive producer of the film.

In his first full-scale film role since “Funny Bones” in 1985, Lewis plays Max Rose, a former jazz pianist facing life in his late 80s after the passing of his beloved wife (played in flashbacks by Claire Bloom). Writer-director Daniel Noah frames Lewis’ controlled, resonant performance within a compact, visually expressive film that finds hope in the most despairing of contexts.

Move your business forward with the Entrepreneur Express

People Inc., is offering a free entrepreneurial business and management workshop on Thursday, April 14, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library. Practical hands-on lectures and exercises will cover key elements of business startup and expansion, including: how to start and finance your business; marketing strategies and planning; technology and resources for business; and local resources and opportunities for business.

People Inc., was created 51 years ago. One of the largest, most effective community action agencies in the country, the organization offers programs that change lives and improve communities across Virginia.

Advanced registration is required. Go http://events.vastartup.org/events/1229 or call Jenny Knox with People Inc. at (571) 359-3897.

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