December 1, 2, 3*, 2017 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
December 7, 8, 9, 2017 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: November 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.
Tickets On Sale: November 20, 2017
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
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Dramatic Comedy by Tim Firth
Director Alisa DeMers
Assistant Director Rachel Williams
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 WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. 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 new-found fame.
The play is based on the true story of 11 WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund.
“’Calendar Girls,’ with a script by Tim Firth who also co-wrote the movie, achieves exactly what it sets out to do. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre.” – The Telegraph
* This production contains mature themes and brief suggested nudity.
Chris: Anne Rathbun
Annie: Molly Valentine
Cora: Jennifer Baker
Ruth: Michele Beeler
Jessie: Lee Ann Smith
Celia: Tina Van Camp
Marie: Kat Silbernagel
John: Paul Bousa
Rod: Paul Joseph
Lawrence: Andrew Yaeger
Liam: Nick Michels
Brenda Hulse/Lady Cravenshire: Dana R. Holben
Elaine: Carrie Baldwin
"Calendar Girls" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.