Thursday, June 14, 2012
Upcoming: The Seven-Year Itch, Silver Spur Theatre, Salado, June 22 - July 7
The Seven Year Itch
by George Axelrod
June 22-July 14, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Admissions are $18 for adults with $15 discount tickets for seniors, military and students. Children 12 years and under are $10. (Parental discretion is advised.) Group rates are available.
For reservations, call the box office at 254-947-3456. For directions or more info: www.saladosilverspur.com. Wine, beer, cider and expanded food choices will be available at the evening shows through The Spuradical Social Club in the lobby. (http://www.spuradicalsocialclub.net/ )
If there is one sure antidote to a long, hot summer, it’s laughter. And one of the theatre’s biggest all-time comedy hits is “The Seven Year Itch” by George Axelrod, although more fans may remember the Billy Wilder-directed, 1955 movie starring sultry Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell.
The titular phrase, which refers to declining interest in a monogamous relationship after seven years of marriage, has been used by psychologists for years. And the film contained one of the most iconic images of the 20th century – Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress was blown above her knees by a passing train.