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The Stevenage Lytton Players
The Stevenage Lytton Players Spring 2007 Drama Production was John A Penzotti's Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench and was performed at the Lytton Theatre.
Anna, Eva, Rose, Gladys and La La had only two things in common when they met seven months ago: a park bench and a life well-lived. Through fond and sometimes painful memories, keen observations and a good belly laugh now and again, these gals are truly on the cusp of eighty, going on eighteen. Bound by each otherís strengths, wisdom and witticisms, each one unwittingly prepares for the day they leave the bench, perhaps for the last time. As the journey unfolds, it's those bonds that ensure, at least for these fearless five, that the grim reaper is not so grim after all.
"It's Sex and the City on Sanatogen. John A. Penzotti's script is littered with smart one-liners. Hilarious, yet poignant." - Herald Express
The touching tale of Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench is the Drama Section's production for April 2007 and is a tale of five elderly women who have either lost love, seen it destroyed or it has been abused. Set on a simple stage with just two benches, and an overhanging tree the play brings together the women over a succession of days. They laugh at each other and tell raucous tales of living the high-life, but at other times you gain an insight into their fears and pain often handled with some great one-liners. John A. Penzotti gained inspiration for the play from walking through Washington Square Park, in New York, listening and watching the older people who sat at the same park bench day after day. And it is this keen observation of people, which ensures each character has a particular trait that is finally challenged when the play moves into its second act. Here we are taken to a different location, but the same park, and it is here that the five blue haired ladies get a chance to put things straight and find out why things went wrong. This is a gentle play that will touch both men and women and is likely to give you something to ponder on over the following days.
Roger Brown Director
Message from John A Penzotti
I'd like to thank you for your production of my play. I wish you the best of luck and hope the seats are filled with happy patrons and the theater is filled with laughter and tears. I'm always happy to see that my words are reaching new places and people. Best of luck, break a leg...
John A. Penzotti, Author
John A Penzotti, author of this play, has a new website which you are invited to visit. Please click on the link below.
Ticket prices: £8.00 (Conc Wed / Thurs £6.00)
Box Office: 0870 777 7619
Performances start at 7:45pm