Tickle Your Funny Bone at Amusing Ambiguities
INDIANAPOLIS -This April the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site plays hostto Amusing Ambiguities, a montage of three comedic short plays byFrench playwright Georges Feydeau, performed by the Victorian Theatre byCandlelight Company.
The Victorian Theatre by Candlelight Company, comprised of local actors anddirectors, presents two performances each year using the President’s mansion asthe stage and scenery for their historic and original plays. During the salonstyle spring performances guests immerse themselves in the Harrison’sfurnishings, antiques and candlelit ambiance, as they rotate between threerooms to view three different one-act plays.
On the playbill this spring:
“Ladies’ Man” directed by James Trofatter, andfeaturing Angi Bailey as Angelique and Heather Kroetz as Valentine, will beperformed in the master bedroom. A young woman seeks the counsel of herolder cousin regarding how to deal with her gentleman suitor who is pressingmarriage. However, both women are in for a surprise when they learn new thingsabout this enigmatic young man.
“Romance in A Flat” directed by Jill Murrell andEllis Hall, and featuring James Hayes as Baptiste, Jill Murrell as Lucile andEllis Hall as Edouard, will be performed in the back parlor. A young music studentawaits her new maestro to instruct her in piano. However, the play takes a mostamusing twist when we learn that the music teacher has appeared at the wrongflat and was indeed expecting someone quite different.
“Wooed and Viewed” directed by, and starring DonnaWing and James Trofatter as Emma and Hector, unfolds in the dining room. Ahysterical woman calls on her lawyer neighbor with a most unusual request fordealing with her jealous husband. The lawyer believes she wants a divorce, butshe has other plans for retaliation.
Amusing Ambiguities opens on Friday, April 20 and will be performedevery Friday and Saturday evening through May 5. A matinee performance will beheld on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 per person; $16.00 BHPSmembers, seniors and students. Call (317) 631-1888 to reserve yourticket. Reservations are required. For more information, please click here.
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