John Calure portrays Orson Welles in TLT fundraiser production of Rosebud, the Lives of Orson Welles at Sunnydale June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and June 2 at 3 p.m. (photo submitted)
John Calure portrays Orson Welles in TLT fundraiser production of Rosebud, the Lives of Orson Welles at Sunnydale June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and June 2 at 3 p.m. (photo submitted)

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Rosebud, the Lives of Orson Welles to benefit TLT Scholarship Fund

Published 7:23pm Thursday, May 23, 2013

Actor John Calure, directed by Lavin Cuddihee, will take on the persona of Hollywood legend Orson Welles when he presents Rosebud, the Lives of Orson Welles on June 1 and 2 at historic Sunnydale in Tryon.

A two-act play by Mark Jenkin chronicles the “roller-coaster” life of Welles from the 1940s and 1950s. Calure, as Welles, takes us on an autobiographical journey of the man who became famous after one of his radio broadcasts War of the Worlds panicked thousands of people in 1938.

This theatrical journey follows the well known actor and director from his prep school days in Woodstock, IL to acting on radio in New York in the late 1930s, to Hollywood and some of the films for which he is most famous- most notably films like Citizen Kane and The Third Man.

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