Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: "Lucky Stiff" Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music)
directed by Jim Christian
When: November 2 ,3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 7:30 p.m. o 2:00 pm matinee: November 10
American Sign Language interpretation, November 3
Where: Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents "Lucky
Stiff, " by Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music);
directed by Jim Christian; in the Allred Theater, Val A.
Browning Center for the Performing Arts, November 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
7:30 p.m. with a 2:00 pm matinee on November 10. American Sign Language
interpretation will be provided on Saturday, November 3.
The play, director Christian says, "is a madcap musical farce that
combines key elements of murder, gambling, dogs, mistaken identities,
eyeglasses, diamonds . . . and a corpse being taken on a tour of Monte
Carlo. It follows the story of hapless British shoe salesman, Harry
Witherspoon, as he strives to qualify for his surprise inheritance by
taking his late Uncle Anthony on a final fling to the French Riviera.
Of course, Harry isn´t the only one after the money and a cast of over
25 characters (performed by only 11 actors) scrambles to get their hands
on the prize.
"This wildly inventive comedy was the first collaboration of Lynn Ahrens
and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning writing team that created
"Ragtime," "Seussical," "Once on This Island," and the animated motion
picture "Anastasia." Fast-paced and quick-witted, the show premiered
off-Broadway in 1988 and is based on the novel "The Man Who Broke the
Bank at Monte Carlo" by Michael Butterworth."
Although many production of "Lucky Stiff" are set in the 1970s, the
designers are bringing in kitschy ideas from as far back as the 1950s.
Student costumer designer, Shelby Page, plays with splashy casino
dresses to demure and conventional garb to accentuate comic elements in
"Casino" is the most dramatic part of the set design by student Derek
Walden. The magic of theatre will once again be captured by designer,
construction, painting and lighting crews to put the audience right in
the middle of riotous fun - enough magic to "wake the dead."
Tickets are $12 and $9 for all shows and are available in advance at
Dee Events Center Tickets, the Browning Center Box Office,
1-801-626-7000 or weberstatetickets.com or at the Browning Center Box
Office beginning one hour before the performance.
For more information about the play, contact director Jim Christian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design contacts: Shelby Page: email@example.com or Derek Walden: firstname.lastname@example.org