Georgia Ensemble Theatre
through October 4, 2015
The fastest selling show in the history of this fine professional theatre company, is a pure delight to everybody in the house. If you like theater and/or films you know the story about a bunch of adult women from Yorkshire who decide to raise some money to help a local cancer hospital. So, instead of baking cupcakes or crocheting table decorations, they decide to go starkers on a calendar. It may have been a bit shocking to some, but it went viral and the gals who hoped to raise maybe 600 quid, raised over £500,000
As you may know they don’t push frontal nudity. The ladies are posed behind fruit bowls, or pies, or other props which delicately conceal certain very private parts of their anatomy while exposing all the rest to supply plenty of eye candy to those who buy their calendars.
And, in fact, the Georgia Ensemble company has actually followed the fold and published their calendar with their girls and it is being sold to help the wellness center Piedmont Hospital cancer center.
The show is a riot of laughter, and something we all can enjoy. Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley, there is a cast of 14 terrific players. The character’s names aren’t a big issue with the possible exception of Lady Cravenshire, the Ms. Prim of the town. We meet the ladies at their meeting of the local Womens’ Institute. The husband of one of them has passed away from leukemia, and they want to do something in his memory for others. What do you think they came up with?.
Alex Bond, Courtney Collins, Joanna Daniel, Vicki Ellis Gray, Meg Galantine, Bethany IRBM, Kathy Kuczka, Jennifer Levison, Stephanie Wilkinson (Lady C), and Maggie Birgel comprise the ladies of the town. The gents include Robin Bloodworth, Kevin Stillwell, Ty Autry and Ptah Garvin. They may keep their clothes on, but they are a real part of the story. For these gals need the photographer, to take the shots once their clothes are off and the light screens are in place.
It is kind of like that little whore house in Texas. There is really nothing dirty going on. No proper lady need be offended, as this deals with womens’ rights. No old geezer is going to get too excited thinking that he’s about to see a stripper waving her boa. What it is a very good production of a very wonderful and true story, which provides tons of laughs, great sets and props and fine acting.
This one is selling out to many performances, and has already been extended. I hope they may even extend it further as folks turn off the TV and turn on their minds. Easy to get the GET and free parking and a fine facility. For more info and tickets visit them at GET.org