February 23, 2012

Hungarian Carnival Festival in Ligonier, PA.: 2012




     Because I scheduled attending the Ligonier Valley Theater’s production of Cooking with Gus (thinking it started at 2:00 p. m. when it was scheduled to start at 2:30 p. m., and it opened late) I was delayed arriving at the Hungarian Carnival, which began at 4:00 p. m. I missed the ending of the play and the beginning of the carnival.

    The play was quite humorous, having a ‘heaping helping’ of  comedy, as promised in the publicity. It focuses on Gussie Richardson, an entertaining cookbook author played by Anne Cruzan; her long-time beau Walter, portrayed by Jim Mikula; a slick agent named Bernie, played by Bernie Sherry, and an outrageous gypsy neighbor, Carmen, played by Sue Brick. I regretted missing the ending, which my friends told me continued the comedy, but I did see the scene where Cruzan artfully played the drunk cook. Kudos to the Ligonier Valley Players for yet another well-done production.

     When I arrived at the Hungarian Carnival my husband Monte and my friend Lois were already seated. I quickly snapped a photo of Monte…  

…and ran over to where Old Man Winter was laid out—on the floor—for his funeral. The central activity of the Hungarian festival is burying Old Man Winter to make way for (more…)

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