by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Christy Morris
Daughter of an actress, who toured France with an all-female company, playing only Shakespeare’s historical plays, Lettice Douffet has inherited both theatricality and eccentricity. Now employed as a tourist guide in a shabby stately home, she attempts to enliven its dull history with her own over-imaginative fantasies, until she is caught in the act and promptly sacked. She retreats to her basement in Earl’s Court, where she is visited by the starchy Preservation Trust official who fired her. An unlikely friendship develops as they discover a shared loathing for the carbuncles of modern architecture and the stern, sensible Lottie is drawn into Lettice’s attractive world of historical romance.
Headlining the performances are Theresa D. Cedrone, Nicole Millet, James Batzer, and Christy Morris. Also featured in the cast is a very special guest star. You’ll have to attend to find out who it is.
‘Lettice and Lovage’ performs January 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and January 13, 20, and 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 general admission and $20 students and seniors, and may be reserved by calling the box office at 508-362-6333. The theater is located on Route 6A in Barnstable Village and is handicapped accessible. For more information visit their website at www.barnstablecomedyclub.org or check out their Facebook page.