The Charlotte Players present Calendar Girls Feb. 8 – 25 at the Langdon Playhouse.
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.
They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence.
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 newfound fame.
Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest-selling play in British theatre history.
Nunsense II: The Second Coming will be performed March 14 – 31. The Little Sisters of Hoboken return…and they’re funnier, zanier, and more lovable than ever! A bit slicker after having been “bitten by the bug,” the singing nuns dance and croon their way into your hearts.
For tickets and information, call 941-255-1022 or visit online at www.charlotteplayers.or.
The Langdon Playhouse is located at 1182 Market Circle in Port Charlotte.