Oyster Mill Playhouse is pleased to announce its seventh production and second musical of the 2012 season, LUCKY STIFF, the first collaboration for the team of Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music), and its final show of its 2012 season, the comedy MY THREE ANGELS by Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack and based on LA CUISINE DES ANGES by Albert Husson. The 1955 film We’re No Angels, which starred Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov, is based on this play.
LUCKY STIFF is the story of Harry Witherspoon, who lives an uneventful life as an English shoe salesman. His life takes a dramatic turn upon learning of his uncle’s murder. Harry now stands to inherit $6,000,000 IF he agrees to take the body of his dead uncle to Monte Carlo to fulfill his dying wish. Follow Harry, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, a casino owner’s wife and host of other quirky characters in the hot pursuit of Uncle Anthony’s money. With a tuneful score and a well-oiled plot, LUCKY STIFF guarantees hilarity for one and all.
MY THREE ANGELS is set in French Guiana on Christmas day where the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three amiable convicts are employed as roofers at Ducotel’s General Store. The roof winds up being the least of the Ducotel family’s trouble. On the way from France are an evil-minded cousin and his cold-blooded nephew, who jilted the Ducotel’s daughter for an heiress. The three convicts are passionate believers in true justice, and decide it’s their job to take the visitors on. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right in this captivating and comedic holiday treasure.
LUCKY STIFF runs September 28th-October 14th. Curtain is 8 PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2 PM Sunday. Tickets are on sale now and are $20.00. Tickets for opening night are $22.00 and include a reception after the performance.
MY THREE ANGELS runs November 2nd through November 18th. Curtain is 8 PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2 PM Sunday. Tickets are on sale now and are $14.00. Tickets for opening night are $16.00 and include a reception after the performance.
Tickets for both LUCKY STIFF and MY THREE ANGELS are available for purchase by calling the box office at (717)-737-6768 or through the website, www.oystermill.com. Oyster Mill Playhouse is located at 1001 Oyster Mill Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.