The Village Church Community Theater’s October 2016 production is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Harvey," by Mary Chase. With a tremendous response of actors auditioning, the lead role, Elwood P. Dowd, was given to Ron Zollars of Carlsbad. He has a long history with the VCCT in such plays as Cotton Patch Gospel; It’s a Wonderful Life; Helen Keller; A Beautiful Star – An Appalachian Nativity; Rented Christmas; A Little Piece of Heaven; The Robe; The Shame of Tombstone; The Hiding Place; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; and Murder on the Orient Express.
Zollars has worked in communications, media relations and public relations in the San Diego area for more than 30 years. Additionally, his work in broadcasting providing narration for educational programs, voiceovers for commercials, and also performing in other community theater groups and college theaters gives him a diverse experience which certainly helped him to portray Elwood well in his audition.
Joining Zollars in the VCCT performances Oct. 14, 15 and 16 are Lindsay Dickson, Tommy Hersant, Crosby Ross and Nelson Ross, all of Carlsbad; Diane Netter of Escondido; Dee Silver, M.D. of Rancho Santa Fe; Penelope Lavender, Chris Marshman and Tamara Rodriguez, all of San Diego; and Joseph Parlas of Solana Beach. For show times and to purchase tickets, visit www.villagechurchcommunitytheater.org