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April 9, 2015
FAIRYTALES CAN COME TRUE WITH “YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY”
AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE
Sarasota, FL– The Players Theatre announces the hysterical Charles Busch play “You Should Be So Lucky” as its Broadway Season closer from April 22nd until May 3rd. It is replacing the previously advertised show, “Love! Valour! Compassion!” Smart, funny and described as a contemporary “CinderFella” story set in Greenwich Village, “YSBSL” is the perfect comedy to close The Players’ current stellar season. The show dates will not change and tickets previously given for “Love! Valour!…” will still be honored.
On May 1st, there will be a special benefit performance sponsored by Equality Florida. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales for the evening will go to this important cause. Along with the performance, there will be a reception of light bites and a cash bar at 6pm preceding the show as well as a post show meet and greet with the cast accompanied by free wine and dessert selections. Come by, see a show, support a cause and enjoy some complimentary treats and libations.
Story: “You Should Be So Lucky” By Charles Busch, is a delightful Cinderella story reminiscent of the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s. Christopher, a shy and eccentric electrologist, helps an elderly man, Mr. Rosenberg, when he faints in the street. Rosenberg, touched by the young man’s generous spirit, sends Christopher off to a fabulous charity ball where he meets his Prince Charming. Fate takes a turn when Mr. Rosenberg dies suddenly of a heart attack, and leaves half of his fortune to Christopher. The other half of the estate goes to Rosenberg’s fiercely embittered daughter, Lenore, who threatens to contest the will. Christopher doesn’t stand a chance against the suburban matron from Hell until Mr. Rosenberg shows up as a ghost to set the record straight. Good triumphs over evil, and a happy ending ensues for all! (Adult Situations)
“You Should Be So Lucky”
April 22-May 3
April 22: Preview; April 23: Opening Night
April 22, 23, 25, 28-30, May 1* & 2 all at 7:30pm
April 26, May 2 & 3 all at 2:00pm
*May 1: Benefit Show sponsored by Equality Florida
This special Friday evening performance will benefit the important work of Equality Florida.
$25 Regular Seating
$30 Premium (Rows A-E)
Mr. Rosenberg Neil Kasanofsky
Christopher Parker Lawhorne
Polly Jennifer Eddy
Walter Joshua Brin
Lenore Cara Herman
Wanda Wilson Donna DeFant
Director Bob Trisolini
Stage Manager Alyssa Goudy
Technical Director Nate Myers
Set Design Jeff Weber
Lighting Design Michael Pasquini
Sound Design/AVLE Seth Berry
Costumes Kaylene McCaw
Props Karyn Kolaski
Backstage Crew Cihan Gerikoglu
The Players Theatre
838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282
www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.
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