NOTE: Tickets are selling fast. All on-line tickets are sold out. There are tickets available at Darvilles Bookstore for some performances. Tickets for September 11, 12, 19 are sold out.
Then, in September The Actors Theater will move back to the Grange with a full production of "Calendar Girls"
by Tim Wirth. This play, based closely on the movie (with many of the boring parts cut out), sports a cast of ten women and four men.
When Annie's (Suzanne Gropper) husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris (Bev Leyman) resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade some fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence (Kelly Toombs).
The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
"Calendar Girls" opened at the Chichester Theatre Festival and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
"Calendar Girls" will open at the Grange on Friday, Sept 11th and run for three weekends.
Tickets are $10 and will available in August at Darvill's, on-line at www.orcasactors.com
or at the door.
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