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Four Old Broads (Comedy)

A Play by Leslie Kimbell

Directed by Reuben Albaugh

Sponsored by Henry’s

August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019

Audition Dates June 16 & 17, 2019

1 Man, 6 Women

Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

 

 

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. The 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 the 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.

"Leslie Kimbell is a much needed new voice in theatre, writing these ‘old broads’ with authenticity, pathos and humor. Audiences eat them up! Four Old Broads is laugh-out-loud hysterical with a whole lot of heart." - Del Shores

"If The Golden Girls was rebooted today, it would look much like Four Old Broads, a clever geriatric comedy." - Carolina Curtain Call

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Kale Salad with French Bread & Butter

Chicken Bruschetta

Yukon Gold Potatoes

California Blend Vegetables

Lemon Mousse

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Option: Italian Stuffed Portabella Mushroom