7am Show: April 15, 2017 – Karen Marie Dion “Out of the Orchard: The True Story of Me”, Larry Cedar and Kevin Symons “Rubicon Theatre Company – Sylvia”, & Erik Sternad and Nicholle Gonzalez-Sietz “Interface Children & Family Services”
Karen Marie Dion’s story details many different types of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual. She hopes her work can serve as an inspiration for others in similar situations. Because of these experiences, she became an unwitting activist against abuse, as chronicled in the second part of her book “Out of the Orchard: The True Story of Me”.
Actors Larry Cedar and Kevin Symons will be talking about Rubicon Theatre Company’s most popular comedy, A.R. Gurney’s zany masterpiece “Sylvia”. This deliciously dizzy production is a paean to pet-pals everywhere, and a reminder of our intrinsic desire to “connect” in an increasingly busy and complicated world. Showtimes for “Sylvia” run from April 19th – May 7th, 2017.
Erik Sternad and Nicholle Gonzalez-Sietz from Interface Children & Family Services will be talking about domestic violence and human trafficking in Ventura County, the services that they offer for victims, as well as their upcoming event. Interface Children & Family Services’ 4th Annual Love Is Brewing Champagne Luncheon and Tea will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in the picturesque lemon orchards of the Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula.