"Lettice & Lovage"

Deb Elkins (left) and Danielle Gravel will perform in The Road Less Traveled Community Theatre Company’s production of “Lettice & Lovage.” Performances are June 9-11.

Play: “Lettice & Lovage”

Performers: The Road Less Traveled Community Theatre Company

Times/dates: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 9-10; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11.

Site: 111 First St., Farley, Iowa.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Synopsis

The plot follows the adventures of a tour guide who works in the dullest manor house in London and a woman who works for the Preservation Trust.

Tidbits

  • “Lettice & Lovage” was written by Peter Shaffer.
  • The play was written for Dame Maggie Smith, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Lettice Douffet.

Quotable, from director Jennifer Maki

  • “I chose this play not because of my deep appreciation for the playwright’s work but also the profound desire of Lettice to be above the ‘mere.’”
  • “It is an inspiration for those who look to be something more and are brave enough to seize the opportunity to do so.”

Tia Carol Jones

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