› What: ‘Calendar Girls’
› Where: Blue Ridge Community Theater, 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga.
› When: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. 15
› Admission: $10 students, $20 adults, $18 senior adults ages 65 and older
› For more information: 706-632-9223
The British comedy based on the true story of 11 Women's Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money opens tonight, Sept. 28, at Blue Ridge Community Theater, continuing for three weekends. The play is directed by Michael Lacy.
When Annie's husband, John, dies of leukemia, she and her best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.
They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude (but discreetly covered) with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence.
The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame.
Based on the true story of WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, "Calendar Girls" has become the fastest-selling play in British theater history.
For more information: 706-632-9223.