Humor and Humanity Served in This 'Tavern' ~ Show Runs 'Till April 21

Over the Tavern is now playing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Show runs through April 21, Tuesday through Saturday. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets: $42 for adults, $20 children.
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April 3, 2012 - PRLog -- Over the Tavern, a heartwarming family comedy/drama is now playing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Over the Tavern runs through Saturday, April 21, Tuesday through Saturday. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children. Tickets are available for purchase online through the BIG ARTS website.

Often referred to by theater critics as “the Catholic Neil Simon,” Tom Dudzick created a trilogy of semi-auto­biographical comedies, Over the Tavern is the first in the series. The story is set in the 1950s, a time when life was simpler than today. That is, if you weren’t 12-year-old Rudy Pazinski. Rudy and the rest of his Polish-Catholic family each struggle to reconcile conservative family values with the pursuit of happiness.

Di Saggau writes in The Island Sun “Talk about a charming family comedy,” and adds “One of the great joys of Over the Tavern is that as you laugh out loud, you will be nodding your head in recognition.”

The Islander’s Marsha Wagner calls Over the Tavern “an enchanting evening of live theater,” and adds, “a good dose of laughter for these trying times.”

Naples News theater critic Chris Silk raves the show is “Basic. Beautiful. Brilliant,” and says “Young actors can be a minefield for critics and discerning viewers. Over The Tavern demands that the youngsters in the show be able to express a range of emotion, have a sense of timing and essentially carry huge chunks of the show. And they do - beautifully.”

Parental guidance suggested; some mild adult language.

Over the Tavern is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
and Show Sponsor Congress Jewelers

For more information the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way; call (239) 472-6862 or (239) 395-0900; or log on to

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