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Charley's Aunt

The show is in the Pollock Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9, 10, 16 & 17
and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 11 & 18, 2018

 

Charley loves Amy and Jack loves Kitty. Amy is about to go away, and Charley thinks he may miss his opportunity to ask for her hand. Then he discovers that his aunt, a Brazilian woman he hardly knows, is coming for lunch. How fortuitous! Now the aunt can chaperone while the boys ask the girls to marry them. Naturally, things don't go as planned. Donna Lucia, the aunt, is late, and their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley (Babbs) shows up in drag. He is convinced to pretend to be Donna Lucia, and a wild afternoon of mistaken identity, young love, old love, angry uncles, and one beautiful, exotic aunt ensues. In the end, just as it looks like Uncle Stephen is going to ruin everything, the real Donna Lucia steps in and graciously puts an end to the madness. All the lovers end up together and happy, except for Uncle Stephen, who was starting to fall for Babbs!

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 show is directed by Janet Miller.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the COD Bookstore, online at www.collegeofthedesert.ticketleap.com or at the door. Admission is ​$15-$20