See "Calendar Girls" at Camelot
Calendar Girls opens Friday, February 10th and runs through Sunday, February 26th. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for the February 9th Preview. All other regular performances are $27-$34. Rush tickets are $18, based on availability, 60-minutes before curtain time.
The Women of Yorkshire are Getting “Cheeky” at Camelot Theatre in Calendar Girls.
Calendar Girls will be playing at Camelot Theatre February 8 – 26, 2017. The eccentric British play is based on the film of the same name that celebrates extraordinary women of courage on a philanthropic journey that leads them to discover that all women are beautiful — inside and out.
The 2003 film starring Helen Mirren was translated for the stage by playwright Tim Firth in 2008 and opened to wide success in London’s West End.
Determined to raise money for a cause, after Annie’s husband (Roy Rains) dies, Chris (Presila Quinby) and Annie (Cynthia Rogan) decide the best way is to give the public what they want — a nude calendar! However, instead of today’s young models gracing the pages, it will feature themselves and the other real women of their small English village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales (Karen Douglas, Judith Rosen, Kathy Wing, and Lyda Woods), with a little help from the hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence (Nickolas Hewitt) and Chris’ husband (David Eisenberg).
Calendar Girls is a hilarious look at the true events that resulted in a charitable windfall for cancer research and is a reminder that you’re never too old to make a difference. Join us for this heartfelt, uplifting and laugh-out-loud production you won’t want to miss.
“A determined and well-focused group of women can be dangerous for they can change the world!” - Gwen Overland, Director
In keeping with the Calendar Girls mission, proceeds from the February 15th Benefit Performance will be donated to the AAUW Medford University Women’s Charitable Fund.
Camelot Theatre will present 14 performances of Calendar Girls;
Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Wednesday, February 8th @ 8:00 pm
General Preview on Thursday, February 9th @ 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, February 10th & 11th @ 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinee, February 12th @ 2:00 pm.
Benefit Performance, Wednesday, February 15th @ 8:00 pm
(proceeds to benefit the AAUW Medford University Women’s Charitable Fund)
Thursday thru Saturday, February 16th – 18th @ 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinee, February 19th @ 2:00 pm
Thursday thru Saturday, February 23rd – 25th @ 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinee, February 26th @ 2:00 pm
Ticket prices are $18 for the General Preview, and $27 - $34 for all other performances.
Camelot offers Rush tickets for $18, 60-minutes before performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Camelot Theatre Box Office by phone, 541-535-5250 or in person. Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday from 12-5pm and one hour before performances. Camelot Theatre is located at the corners of Talent Ave. and Main Street in Talent. Tickets are also available online at www.CamelotTheatre.org.
Where Broadway meets Talent! Camelot Theatre is a semi-professional community theatre located in Talent, Oregon, just a few miles north of Ashland. In 2017 Camelot celebrates it’s 35th Season, and it’s 6th Anniversary in the state-of-the-art James M. Collier Theatre. In addition to Broadway musicals, plays and Spotlight musical tribute productions, Camelot offers a comprehensive Conservatory for training young actors. The Camelot Theatre Company is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization.
Artistic & Production Biographies
Gwen Overland ~ Director
A member of Actors Equity Association, Gwen was most recently seen
at Next Stage as the mother in Dog Logic. Her acting roles at Camelot include; White Christmas, Spotlight on Mae West, Cabaret, Carnival and The Sisters Rosensweig. She also directed, co-wrote and played Fern Langenfelder in The Old Time Traveling Radio Show. Gwen’s extensive directing experience at Camelot includes; Sweeney Todd, Sunshine Boys, Master Class, Wait Until Dark, Enchanted April, and Moon Over Buffalo. She has also directed and acted in numerous productions for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, as well as the SOU theatre department.
Presila Quinby* - Chris
Presila Quinby returned to the Rogue Valley from NYC, where she appeared on Broadway in Meet Me in St. Louis and The Secret Garden as well as many regional theater productions from Springfield, MA to San Diego, CA. She has been appearing regularly as an actress/singer/dancer at Camelot since 2003 when she appeared in Zorba. Quinby has been privileged to play many wonderful roles at Camelot, the Cabaret and Next Stage theatres, some of which are: Eleanor Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate, Mme. Thernadier in Les Miserables, Louise in Always, Patsy Cline, The Blondes in Gunmetal Blues, Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa and the eponymous Molly Sweeney. *Ms. Quinby is a member of Actors Equity Association.
Roy Von Rains, Jr. – John
As an actor, Roy Von Rains’ past roles include Oscar in The Odd Couple at Next Stage Repertory, Zach in A Chorus Line at the Randall Theatre, and at Camelot Theatre: Amahr Reddy in Solomon’s Blade, Derby in A Question of Words, Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers, Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy, Doctor Watson in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, Çassie in King of City Island and Willie Stark in All the King’s Men. Film credits include The Tuskegee Airmen and Tushka, the Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy and Gravedigger’s Song. Directing credits at Camelot include Inherit the Wind, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, The Best Man, The Sound of Music, Ug – the Caveman Musical, The Lion in Winter and The Manchurian Candidate.
Cynthia Rogan – Annie
Cynthia Rogan is a playwright, novelist and self-proclaimed doodle-ist. Last year, she wrote and directed her play, A Couple of Nuts, as part of Four Fun’s Valentine’s Day production Love, Lust and Chocolate Cake. She’s written and performed her own solo pieces, Cat-a-tonic and Eve-volution, and her short works have been produced locally and as part of Seattle’s Double XX Festival. After long days of accounting work followed by long nights of writing, she’s finally completed her full-length play, Riding Shotgun. In 2010 her play, Pass, was part of a staged reading, however, this is her first appearance on the Camelot Theatre stage.
January 26, 2017; Talent, Oregon.
Play: Calendar Girls
Location: Camelot Theatre, Talent, OR
Written By: Tim Firth
Directed by: Gwen Overland
Starring: Presila Quinby, Roy Von Rains, Jr., and Cynthia Rogan
Production Run: February 8 - 26, 2017
Location: Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave at Main St., Talent
When: Pay-What-You-Can Preview is Wednesday, February 8th,
General Preview is Thursday, February 9th,
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