'Lucky Stiff' starts Summer Theatre Season 47
Minot State University Summer Theatre's calendar begins with the musical "Lucky Stiff" June 12-17. The show is directed by Kevin Neuharth, artistic director for Summer Theatre.
"Lucky Stiff," based on the novel "The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo," is a zany, offbeat and funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, a large amount of money and a corpse in a wheelchair.
This musical story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman, Harry Witherspoon, who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered Atlantic City uncle, Anthony Hendon, on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his late uncle off as alive, Harry stands to inherit $6 million. If not, the money goes to Uncle Tony's favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn.
First produced at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway (Richard Rodgers Award), the show later went on to win Washington's Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical, and is now performed frequently across the country.
Following "Lucky Stiff" will be "Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.," June 23-27; "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," July 7-11; and "Crazy for You," will finish out the season July 19-24.
For more information on season 47 of Summer Theatre or to make reservations, call 858-3228. All shows begin at 8:30 p.m.