The Nittany Theatre brings Great Britain's comedy Calendar Girls by Tim Firth to the Boal Barn this summer. When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WWI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on their small village. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WWI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.
The Nittany Theatre is generously allowing audio-description at the final dress rehearsal of Calendar Girls for those with sight-loss and a driver at no cost. With adult themes and some partial nudity, this show is not appropriate for children. No ticket is necessary, but please contact the Sight-Loss Support Group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phoning 814-238-0132 for reservations, and to verify the 7:30 pm curtain time.