AUGUST 7-9, 2014 at the Liberty Theatre
Shirley Valentine is back by popular demand for three nights only! Company of Fools presents this critically acclaimed Tony-nominated one-woman show starring Denise Simone August 7-9 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey.
Inside Mrs. Joe Bradshaw – a mother of two grown children – is the former Shirley Valentine longing to get out. Her hope and self-confidence badly shattered by school, marriage and life, she is reduced to talking to the kitchen wall while preparing her husband’s evening meal – (to be on the table as he opens the front door every night). As she sips a glass of wine she dreams of drinking in a country where the grape is grown. Her friend offers her a holiday in Greece. With great trepidation and a lot of forward planning, Shirley seizes the opportunity and goes, where she encounters a totally different lifestyle. This humorous and touching play reminds us all that it’s never too late to change your life!
This production marks Ms. Simone’s fourth turn in this tour-de-force role, having performed it in Hailey in 2003 and 2005, as well as in Boise and Sandpoint. “Bringing Shirley Valentine back is like bringing a dear friend out for a visit,” said Simone “and she’s such a fun friend – we just want to share her with the whole valley!”
Shirley Valentine……….Denise Simone*
Stage Management……….K.O. Ogilvie*
Set Design……….Joe Lavigne
Costume Design……….Coleen McDuffee
Dialect Coach……….Ann Price
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association – The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.tes.
Shirley Valentine has been generously sponsored by Catharine Cappel and Rose and Kevin McNeely.
Company of Fools’ 18th season sponsors are Cox Communications, High Country Fusion and Scott Miley Roofing. Media Sponsor is The Weekly Sun.
Tickets are $35 for full price, $25 for seniors and Center members and $10 for students (18 and under).
There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 6 or more receive $25 tickets (a $10 savings if you are not a Center member!)