Barbara David, longtime manager of the Asbury Players Community Theater, will leave the group after the final performance of “Done to Death” this weekend.
The Livermore Community Theater Group recently announced that David and his husband, Dave, who is also the group’s stage designer, will be leaving the area later this spring.
Dave David was an early Asbury player, joining the band in 1990 and playing in several productions before moving into set building. Barbara David joined the band in 2006, starring alongside her husband as Mr. and Mrs. Kirby in “You Can’t Take It with You.”
The following year, then-director Chuck Johnstone asked if she would direct the band’s production of “Harvey,” he could play the lead role of Elwood P. Dowd.
“The only experience I had until then was doing short skits for church and kids at school,” Barbara said. create a work scene on the altar of the church platform. We both learned a little more with each production, usually because each piece required something new and different, like revolving bookcases or disintegrating fireplaces, or the “invisible door” on this set. “
Barbara David chose “Done to Death” for her latest show because it’s a creative mystery story she’s had on her radar for years.
“I can guarantee you’ll keep guessing throughout,” she said. “I wanted to do it since I first read it. The technical and performance requirements are quite complicated, but this is my last chance to do it, and they can’t fire me now, so hey, let’s put on a show!”
Martie Muldoon, a member of the Asbury Players for 15 years, will take over as manager next season.
The final two performances of “Done to Death” at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave. in Livermore will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. or reserved by emailing [email protected]