Gulfshore Playhouse: The Lady Demands Satisfaction

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Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples presents the Florida premiere of The Lady Demands Satisfaction. The comedy by Arthur M. Jolly will be on stage now to March 15.
Dubbed by Hooligan Magazine as “a two-hour soundscape of belly laughter, metal on metal, and whatever the sound of pure ‘heckin joy is,” The Lady Demands Satisfaction is a comedy of manners.
Directed by Broadway star and Gulfshore Playhouse associate artistic director Jeffrey Binder, the show tells the comedic tale of hapless heiress Trothe as she comes of age. After the untimely death of her noble father, Trothe learns that she could lose her inheritance if someone beats her in a duel. The only problem? Trothe has never laid so much as a finger on a sword. Her domineering aunt, clever servants, bumbling lawyer and Prussian swordmaster all add to the chaos and mayhem in this hilarious, swashbuckling spoof of 18th-century nobility.
Betsy Hogg returns to Gulfshore Playhouse to take on the role of Trothe. She previously participated in Gulfshore Playhouse’s most recent New Works Festival. Also returning to Gulfshore Playhouse are cast members Evan Sibley, who appeared last season in Skylight and In the Next Room, and Amy Blackman, who also appeared in Skylight.
Making their Gulfshore Playhouse debuts are Tarah Flanagan, whose recent credits include Every Brilliant Thing and An Iliad at Cleveland Playhouse; Emily Cramer who previously starred in the Broadway productions of Mary Poppins, Les Misérables (2014 original Broadway company) and School of Rock; and Rebecca Brinkley, featured in numerous productions at the Peterborough Players, including Amalia in She Loves Me; Paul Carlin, who has appeared in Long Day’s Journey into Night and After the Ball at New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre, rounds out the cast.
Members of the creative team are scenic designer Edward T. Morris; costume designer Kirche Leigh Zeile; sound designer Christopher Colucci; lighting designer Jimmy Lawlor; and vocal coach John Patrick.
“We are thrilled to be staging this hilarious production for the first time in Florida,” said Kristen Coury, producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse. “This is a show that will be sure to keep audiences laughing.”
Evening shows begin at 8 p.m.; matinees begin at 3 p.m. Show subscriptions are available and include priority seating, exclusive events and discounted pricing. Tickets range from $22-$170; all tickets are $32 two hours before a performance. For tickets and information, visit www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org or contact 866-811-4111. Free pre-show discussions take place 19 and March 8 and 11, where Gulfshore Playhouse artistic staff lead conversations about themes and topics related to the production. Audience members can also stick around for post-show conversations on Feb. 20.
Gulfshore Playhouse currently performs at The Norris Center, 755 8th Ave. S., Naples.

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