98 minute comedy
2 men, 5 women, 1 female voice
About the play: Four sorority sisters from the University of Nebraska get together every 10 years for a week of fun and frolic in Arizona. Though they’re supposed to be sunbathing, swimming and playing bridge, the gathering doesn’t go as planned. Friendships are tested with flirtatious boyfriends, a séance, and a football coach who gets caught in alcohol’s web. In the end, the women grow stronger and friendship prevails. This well-written show is full of action, easy to stage, and very popular everywhere it’s been performed.
Here’s what they’re saying about the show:
- A delightful, funny story about true friendship. A wonderful way to spend the evening. – MaryAnn Seidlinger, Falls Run Community Theatre
- This one is tough to beat! I wanted to sit thru a second performance on the same night. – Dee Roppo, Fredericksburg, VA
- Funny and touching. It has serious material as its base and presents it in hilarious form. – Connie Wilkinson, Port Ludlow, Washington
About the playwright: Penny Petersen has loved theatre since her grandmother took her, at age 6, to see the Rockettes and later the opera. That did it–an addiction for life. She’s been directing plays and teaching theatre for 52 years. For 25 of those, she managed a theatre program at a community college while doing freelance directing and writing plays. She also wrote a musical take-off on The Fantasticks. Two middle-aged daughters try to fix up their parents and made a mess of it. In addition, she’s written two books, and has a dance band with her husband, Ron.