Ken Ludwig – Comedy
September 29, 30, October 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 2006
Charlotte, an aging leading lady and George, a megalomaniac & often drunk leading man, are on tour in Buffalo in 1953. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in “The Scarlet Pimpernel” epic and director Frank Capra himself is en route to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear, or run off with their agent, who has always loved her? Will George be sober enough to stand and move straight, much less emote? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures, all of which are magnified by their daughter, who is trying to escape the theatre life, but tries to keep the show together, and Charlotte’s deaf mother who is the costumer and manages the theatre. Stuffed with comic invention, running gags and a superb sense of absurdity, this is truly a love-letter to live theatre.