Driftwood Players

"The Solid Gold Cadillac" Sept. - Oct. 1968

By Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Bessie Miller

Pictures by
Leslie's Studio

From The Aberdeen Daily World, Friday, September 20, 1968

Players Welcome Two 'New' Actors

 Two new actors, Ernest Ingram and Robert Rutledge will appear on the Harbor theatrical scene when the Driftwood Players open their 1968-69 season on Friday, September 27th at 8:00 p.m. with the presentation of "The Solid Gold Cadillac". This will be the first production in which either of these actors have appeared.

Ingram is an attorney in Aberdeen with the law firm of Ingram, Zelasko and Goodwin. He attended Weatherwax High School where he gained his first acting experience in the Senior play "Charlie's Aunt". He entered the University of Arizona where he received his prelaw education and subsequently enrolled in the University of Washington from which he graduated. He is married and the father of three girls. His activities include active membership in the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Aberdeen School Board. His interest in the Driftwood Players has been stimulated by five to six years regular attendance at their performances. He decided that it would be fun to give acting a try and consequently he has a lead role as T. John Blessington, president of the General Products, Inc.

Rutledge also was born and raised in Aberdeen. He is employed as a salesman for Bayview Lumber Company. He is a graduate of Weatherwax High School and attended St. Martins College. His acting experience came at the very young age of seven when he played the page in "Cinderella", a grade school production. He is married and the father of three children. He became familiar with the activities of the Driftwood Players through his wife who had a part in the "King and I". Some of his friends are active members of the Driftwood Players. He has a lead role as Robert McKeever, the ex-president of the corporation.

"The Solid Gold Cadillac" will run for three weekends beginning on Sept. 27. Tickets are now on sale at $2.00 apiece at Monte Drug, City Drug, Liberty Drug and Harbor Drug.

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