Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and we sincerely love Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Estelle Getty as the iconic culture sensation of the 1980s, The Golden Girls. Gilda Shedstecker Presents! is excited to bring another bold parody to the Kathleen Howland Theatre. We fondly and gently poke fun at our favorite mature ladies and pay homage to many of our favorite moments from the show. Michael Burkhardt stars as Rose, Brad Vincent as Blanche, Joey Anderson as Sophia, and Bart Herman as Dorothy, with Manuel Halkias as the ever-present and super-underachiever Stan Zbornak. The cast also includes Patrice Rittenhouse, Kitty Deames Burgett, Ellen Fox, Stephon Harris, Grace Worley, Paige Worley, Linda Alexander-Radak, Frances Hall, Tiffeny Brown and Trudy Koehler.
The show opens September 18, with performances September 19, 20, 25, and 26 at 8:00 pm. Stage managers are Tawny Plumley Burkhardt and Jacki Dietz. The content of this play is similar to the comedy in the original show, appropriate for children if they watch the reruns.
Call 330-451-0924 or visit www.secondapril.org for tickets. All seats are $10.00. For a chance to win 2 FREE tickets to Gilda Strikes Gold, visit DW Downtown at 2nd April Galerie and vote for your favorite Golden Girl! Contest runs through First Friday Sept 4, 2015.