LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS Runs Now thru 7/28 at The Abbey
Artful Events presents the Florida Theatrical Association's production of Wanzie's LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS at The Abbey today, July 10 through 28.
For this production, Director Kenny Howard, who also directed the premiere production starring Michael Wanzie, Doug Ba'aser and Tommy Wooten as the Locksdale Sisters, has cast female actresses in the lead roles, as well as returning original cast member Sam "Miss Sammy" Singhaus reprising her role as cross-dressing brother, Jackson. Sam is now joined by his new "real women" sisters: Central Florida favorites Beth Marshall as Pearl; Peg O'Keef as Opal and Blue Star as Ruby.
"I was looking for a site-specific piece to present in the unique configuration of our venue when I recalled Ladies of Eola Heights and knew this was the ideal summer offering for The Abbey," said Howard, who is also the new Artistic Director for The Abbey. "Ladies takes place in the neighborhood immediately adjacent to The Abbey and is punctuated with fond references to surrounding locales that are within walking distance of our theater marquee. Those considerations made it the perfect choice for my first theatrical undertaking in my new position with The Abbey."
LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS tells the story of three Southern ladies - the estranged Locksdale sisters - who reunite at their family home, located in the historical Eola Heights neighborhood of Orlando Florida, to plan their daddy's funeral. In the midst's of discussing funeral arrangements, old grudges, family secrets, and deep wounds surface amid the mayhem which ensues when the sisters discover their only brother, Jackson, hasn't spoken a word in over two years, believes himself to be June Cleaver, and is living his life as a woman. Insults are hurled, knives are twisted, and salt is poured freely into open wounds all to hilarious and sympathetic ends; the siblings find closure in letting loose of the ghosts of the past and coming to the realization that despite their many differences, it is their shared experiences that make them a family.
Tickets to LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS are on sale now and can be purchased at www.TicketWeb.com or by call 866-468-7630. General admission tickets are $30 and VIP tickets, which include reserved table seating are $45. Groups of 6 or more receive a 20% discount by using the online code "GROUP" at www.TicketWeb.com. For additional group information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-704-6116.
For more information, visit www.AbbeyOrlando.com.