Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls
08 Feb 07:00 PM event_repeat

Calendar Girls

place Andria Theatre 618 Broadway St Alexandria, MN 56308-1810 expand_more
Presented by arrow_forward_ios Andria Theatre

book by Tim Firth

When Annie’s husband, John, dies of leukemia, she and her long-standing best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. With varying levels of encouragement, they persuade four friends and fellow members of the Women’s Institute (W.I.) to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. They are assisted by hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence, who looked after John in his final days. This is much to the horror of their local W.I. chairman, Marie. Their efforts catch the attention of the national and international press, who soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. Although the calendar is a huge success, Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test with their new-found fame.

This hilarious play is based on the true story of eleven W.I. members who famously posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund in 1999.

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