Reborn JCCSF theater group seeks players

The newly reborn Community Players, a JCC of San Francisco theater program first launched in 1925, will present its premiere production of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound” June 12-14. Auditions take place March 22, 23, 24 and 29.

For 20 years after its founding in 1925, the Community Players staged ambitious productions, with a committed group of amateur actors, directors, stagehands and costumers.

Among the participants were Ralph Freund, who went on to create the theater arts department at UCLA, and Jess Oppenheimer, co-creator of “I Love Lucy,” who joined the group in the 1930s. In his memoirs, Oppenheimer wrote “During my tenure with the Players, we had many wonderful, hilarious experiences, which provided me with a rich source of situation comedy routines later in my career.”

For audition information or to volunteer, contact Jackie Lewis at (415) 292-1241 or write to [email protected] All applications are due by March 2.