Will run through Feb. 23 at Oxford Community Center
OXFORD — The Tred Avon Players are presenting the comedy “Charley’s Aunt” by Brandon Thomas through Feb. 23 at the Oxford Community Center.
Jack loves Kitty Verdun, and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from.” Canceling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now?
The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt,” this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues.
Nick Voshell plays Jack; Jackie Royer is Kitty; Seth Wagner is Charley; Ashley Chroniger is Amy; Francesa Rendell is Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez; Troy Strootman is Lord Fancourt Babberley; Bob O’Boyle is Colonel Sir Francis Chesney; Craig Brittingham is Stephen Spettigue; Madalyn Hill is Ela Delahay; and Archi Tinelli is Brassett.
Alison Lynch is the director.
The play was written by Brandon Thomas and first performed in 1892 in England. It opened on Broadway in 1893 and has been adapted for various films and musicals.
Throughout the show’s run in Oxford, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $11 for students. Opening night, Feb. 13, is “Half Price Preview Thursday.” For tickets, go to www.tredavonplayers.org or call 410-226-0061.
The Oxford Community Center is at 200 Oxford Road.