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by Brandon Thomas

January 18 through February 16, 2013
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.

Directed by Bob Christiansen
Produced by Lynne Batchelor

This is the wor1d-famous 120-year old farce which has moved millions to tears of laughter. It is 1892. College students Jack Chesney, violently in love with Kitty Verdun, and Charley, equally enamored of Miss Amy Spettigue, invite the young ladies to their rooms for luncheon—in order to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil ("where the nuts come from"). But alas, the millionaire aunt sends word that she will have to defer her visit for a few days. What is to be done? The ladies must be properly chaperoned—but they are soon to leave for Scotland. The problem is solved by coaxing young Lord Babberley, another Oxford mate, to don the old lady's costume he is to wear in a college play. Pretending to be Charley’s aunt, he is introduced to the sweethearts, to Jack’s father, and to Stephen Spettigue (Amy's uncle and Kitty's guardian). The sweethearts hug and kiss Charley’s dear old aunt and the two older men pursue her affections. Then the real aunt turns up, is surprised to find someone impersonating her, and assumes another name. Comic confusion results.

Featuring: Vince Coleman, Lindsay Gilda Gampel, Katrena Keys, Cheryl Livingston, Alexander Mayes, Jasmin Mellado, Joey Ryan, Doug Shattuck, James E. Steinberg, and Jerry Young.
Assistant Director: John Bosselman
On-line: Adults $20.  Seniors, Students, and Active Military: $17
At the door: Adults $23.  Seniors, Students, and Active Military: $20
Group rates also available

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.