"Bless Your Heart' not to be missed

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Susan Kelejian as Martha in chair, David Nelson Taylor as Thomas, and Julie Denney Hamann as Lucille with Elvis.


‘Bless Your Heart’
“Bless Your Heart” runs through Sept. 29th at Ojai ACT, 113 S. Montgomery St. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25 general admission; $20 for seniors and Art Center Members; and $10 for under-25s. Tickets are available at or at the door. Opening night sold out so reservations are recommended. For more information, call 805 640-8797 or visit

By Sami Zahringer, Special to the Ojai Valley News
“Bless Your Heart,” now playing its world premiere at Ojai Art Center Theater, goes right to the heart of the culture wars between religion and secularism, knowledge and faith. It pulls no punches, but with a tender, hilarious, invigorating script, it manages to transcend the warring rhetoric and tell the story of an ideologically opposed family not at peace with itself but trying hard to be when mutual understanding is thin on the ground. 

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