The charming town of Crawfordsville is about to witness a comedic masterpiece as the curtains rise on “Charley’s Aunt.” Directed by Lisa Warren, this play promises side-splitting laughter and a tale of love, mistaken identities, and uproarious hilarity.
In the heart of this uproarious farce is Lord Fancourt Babberley, an undergraduate whose friends, Charley and Jack, persuade him to impersonate Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil. The complications ensue with the unexpected arrival of the real aunt and the antics of an elderly fortune hunter.
The charming tale unfolds at Crawfordsville High School in the Connie L. Meek Auditorium, transporting the audience to a world where love and laughter take center stage. “Charley’s Aunt” explores the timeless theme of young love, intertwined with the comedic brilliance of mistaken identities, ensuring an evening filled with laughter and joy for audiences of all ages.
“Directing this production has been a thoroughly rewarding experience,” Warren said. “The cast has mastered the comedic timing required for an exceptional farce, and it has been a joy to witness the growth of our performers.”
Seniors Nivek Witt, Cimbria Bowling and Brenden Warren share their unique perspectives and experiences, emphasizing the familial bond that developed during rehearsals.
“Participating in Charley’s Aunt has been nothing short of a purely rewarding experience,” Witt said. “Getting to bond with the cast and tech crew during the show has been an experience I do not take for granted and will forever cherish.”
For Bowling, “being able to laugh with each other has been the most memorable and meaningful thing.”
Warren added, “the rehearsal process has been a fun ride!”
Performances are at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, and are available online at showtix4u.com.
Student Stage Manager — Chloee Bean