The Lakeside Little Theatre’s final production for 2017 is Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls,” an adaptation of a film with the same name.
This is a slightly risqué comedy based on a true story of Women’s Institute members in Yorkshire, England who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for leukemia research.
Overcoming their initial reserve, the friends drop their dressing gowns, their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements.
Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and inviting the wrath of the outraged conservative Women’s Institute, they spark a global phenomenon. But as media interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves exposed in ways they’d never expected, revealing more than they’d ever planned. A very English story with a very English heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.
The play is directed by Candace Luciano and the cast includes: Georgette Richmond, Wendy Petersen, Ed Tasca, Diana Rowland, Chris L’Ecluse, Susan Quiriconi, Greg Clarke, Peter Luciano, Debra Bowers, Jean Llewellyn, Lupita Campbell, Collette Clavadetscher, Lori Grant and Pamela Johnson.
“Calendar Girls” will run Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 17. The first Saturday and both Sunday shows are 4 p.m. matinees and the curtain rises at 7 p.m. on rest of the performances.