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Charley's Aunt - The AD Players - BABC Discount Available

This delicious comedy of disguises, love, greed, and romance, will move you to tears of laughter. Jack loves Kitty and Charley loves Amy and both are relying on Charley’s millionaire aunt to chaperone their fledgling romances. When Charley’s aunt postpones her visit, the duo convinces a schoolmate to masquerade as the dowager. Chaos ensues when the real aunt unexpectedly, arrives and destroys Jack and Charley’s best laid plans.

Tickets are normally $27 - $41 (depending on the day)
 
When you call the Box Office (713.526.2721) and use the Promotoion Code: 'British' you will get the $27 price for ANY performance. Purchase tickets at http://www.adplayers.org/charley.html
 

Charley's Aunt is a farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas. It broke all historic records for plays of any kind, with an original London run of 1,466 performances.

The play was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds in February 1892. It was produced by former D'Oyly Carte Opera Company actor, W. S. Penley, a friend of Thomas's, who appeared in the principal role of Lord Fancourt Babberley, an undergraduate whose friends Jack and Charley persuade him to impersonate the latter's aunt. The piece was a success, and it then opened in London at the Royalty Theatre on 21 December 1892 and quickly transferred to the larger Globe Theatre on 30 January 1893 to complete its record-breaking run.

The play was a success on Broadway in 1893, where it had another long run. It also toured internationally and has been revived continually and adapted for films and musicals.


 
 
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When?

Fri, Jul. 27 - Sun, Aug. 26, 2012
3:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

A.D. Players Theater
2710 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77098