Artful Events presents the Florida Theatrical Association’s production of Wanzie’s LADIES OF EOLA HEIGHTS at The Abbey July 10 through 28.
For this production, Director Kenny Howard, who also directed the premiere production starring Michael Wanzie, Doug Ba’aser and Tommy Wooten as the Locksdale Sisters, has cast female actresses in the lead roles, as well as returning original cast member Sam “Miss Sammy” Singhaus reprising her role as cross-dressing brother, Jackson. Sam is now joined by his new “real women” sisters: Central Florida favorites Beth Marshall as Pearl; Peg O’Keef as Opal and Blue Star as Ruby.
“I was looking for a site-specific piece to present in the unique configuration of our venue when I recalled Ladies of Eola Heights and knew this was the ideal summer offering for The Abbey,” said Howard, who is also the new Artistic Director for The Abbey. “Ladies takes place in the neighborhood immediately adjacent to The Abbey and is punctuated with fond references to surrounding locales that are within walking distance of our theater marquee. Those considerations made it the perfect choice for my first theatrical undertaking in my new position with The Abbey.”