LETTICE AND LOVAGE
Event Date: May 3-19
Location: Kaleidoscope Theatre, Lynn Haven, FL.
Kaleidoscope Theatre will draw it's 42nd Season to a close with the side-splitting comedy LETTICE AND LOVAGE, opening May 3rd for three weekends.
Peter Shaffer's 1987 comedy is a rare treat for anyone who appreciates thoughtful, insightful humor about strong women. Lettice Douffet, (portrayed by Rita Jones) an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable enthusiast of history and the theatre. She is a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately and least interesting of Britain's homes. Lettice begins to embellish its historical past and her lecture gains theatricality and romance as it strays from the facts. Lotte Shoen, (portrayed by Diane Reeves) an inspector from the Preservation Trust, is not impressed or entertained by these uninhibited history lessons and fires her. Not one however, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventional Lotte in a battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown. Their battle is an astonishing tour-de-force of wit, drama and absolute hilarity. Gradually Lotte becomes fascinated by Lettice's unusual past, her romantic world-view and her refusal to accept the mediocre and the second rate. The two women forge an alliance to awaken their fellow citizens to the dreariness of modern life.
The production is directed by Rachel Eiland-Hall and also features Christina Ingram, Isaac Eiland-Hall and Olivia Van Kley.
Showtimes are at 7:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 2:00 on Sundays through May 19th.
Adults: $16, Sen/Mil: $15, Student: $8 when pre-reserved by calling 265-3226; door prices $1.00 higher.
Kaleidoscope Theatre is located at 207 E. 24th St. in Lynn Haven, one block south of the Hwy 77 Walmart. For more information visit www.kt-online.org.