"Calendar Girls" will be directed by Kristine Thatcher, and show dates are October 12, 13, 19, 20 & 21 (21st show at 2 pm).
Based on a true story: A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire Women’s Institute (WI) persuade one another to pose for a very special charity calendar. Puzzling their husbands, mortifying their children and riding the wrath of the outraged WI, 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 every planned. Calendar Gils ids quirky. poignant and hilarious.
Please email Linda at mailto:StarlightDinnerTheatre@yahoo.com to request a perusal copy of the script (which includes detailed character descriptions) and to ask any questions. There are roles for 9 women ranging in age from 20's - 70's and 4 men, 2 age 50's and 2 age 20's.
Director, KRISTINE THATCHER is an award winning playwright, director and actress. She began acting at 16 with the BoarsHead Theatre and went on to work at regional theaters across the country, including Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Northlight Theatre and Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. She taught at Columbia College and Lake Forest College. She was the Artistic Director of BoarsHead Theatre from 2005 – 2009 and opened her own professional theater company, Stormfield Theatre, in Lansing which produced plays for three years. Her published plays include Niedecker, Under Glass, Emma’s Child (winner of the 1995 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a 1997 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, the 1997 RESOLVE “Award for Excellence in the Arts,” the 1997 Cunningham Prize for Playwriting from DePaul University, and the 1997 After Dark Award for Outstanding New Work),, Apparitions, Voice of Good Hope (nominated for 2000 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work), and Among Friends (winner of the 1997 Scott McPherson Memorial Award)