The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 season. The season begins with the comedy musical The Great American Trailer Park Musical, followed by the farce Don't Dress for Dinner in February and ending with the Neil Simon comedy Lost in Yonkers.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso
Directed by Marianne Phinney
Musical Direction by Dan Moore
Choreographed by Lisa Kelliher
Oct. 21 - Nov. 6, 2016
In present day Florida, in a trailer park called “Armadillo Acres” (though there are few armadillos and even fewer acres), Betty, Lin and Pickles sun themselves with complete indifference to ozone depletion. Ever hospitable, they set aside their sun reflectors to welcome the audience, clearly not their style. “The Girls” also introduce Jeannie,
agoraphobic and unable to step outside her trailer, much to the exasperation of her toll collector husband, Norbert. Just another day, nothing new, except for Pippi, a stripper-on-the-lam who arrives to stir up trouble on her five-inch heels! A sparkling irreverence makes this a laugh-out-loud musical with a country-rock and blues score.
Don't Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon
Directed by Dan Delaporta
Feb. 3-19, 2017
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, while his wife, Jacqueline is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights,
and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof, what could possibly go wrong? Well, suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose
everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Lost in Yonkers
by Neil Simon
Directed by Peter Bradley
May 5-21, 2017
By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers in 1942. Bella is a 35 year-old, mentally
challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’r do-well son Eddie
deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.