Directed by Ruth Wood Written by Leslie Kimbell
Tues. – Sat. 8pm Sat. Matinee 2pm Sun. Matinee 3pm
“Winner of the 2016 New Play Festival!”
Retired Burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend Eaddy Mae Clayton to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. Newest resident Imogene Fletcher is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart evil nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side”, what exactly IS that mysterious pill and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.
This world premier Southern comedy was the winner of the 2016 New Play Festival at Centre Stage and is directed by Ruth Wood. Four Old Broads will also kick off our 2017 New Play Festival with a free performance on Sunday, September 24th at 7pm.
Tickets for Four Old Broads are $30, $25, and $15. Student rush tickets are available for $15 with school ID (based on availability), one ticket per ID. Shows run Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, and also include a Saturday matinee at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. All seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (864) 233-6733 on Tuesdays – Fridays from 2-6 p.m, in person at the Centre Stage Box Office, or online at www.centrestage.org. Handling fees will be applied to all purchases.
Four Old Broads is sponsored by Faust Boyer Group of Raymond James, ADG Preferred Payroll, and Greenfield’s Bagels & Deli.
Cindy Mixon as Beatrice Shelton
Jan Anderson as Eaddy Mae Clayton Linda Forrest as Imogene Fletcher JeanE Bartlett as Maude Jenkins
Peter Godfrey as Sam Smith
Cindy Thompson as Pat Jones Jenni Baldwin as Ruby Sue Bennett