Glen Arbor Players present “Sunset Boulevard”

From staff reports

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s Glen Arbor Players (formerly Readers’ Theater) head back in time to Hollywood of the ’50s in its next production, “Sunset Boulevard”. Performances are June 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, located at 4902 W. MacFarlane Road in Burdickville. The performance is free.

It’s 1950s Hollywood, and the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking of returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion on Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, and, suddenly, Gillis has something to write about. The Glen Arbor Players script was adapted by the production’s director, Ron Smith, from a 1951 radio broadcast and from the 1950 script used in the Hollywood film. For more information, visit, and click on “Theater”.