'Bless Your Heart' inspired by life of inspiring director

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Photo by Tom Moore
KiSea Katikka, left, points at Chance Kelejian, second from left, and David Nelson Taylor confronting each other with Julie Denney Hamann looking on. Susan Kelejian is seated.

Ojai Art Center Theater’s production of Richard Camp’s autobiographical comedy-drama continues through Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. The cost is $25; seniors $20; under 25, $10. Open seating. Center is at 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai. For more information, call 805-640-8797.

By Rita Moran, Theater critic
Mix battling beliefs about evolution and religion, stir in a twitch of Elvis Presley, and playwright Richard Camp has created a gentle show that uses humor and gradual understanding to bind a rock-ribbed family back together. It may be just a short jog down the emotional road, but it’s a start.

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