By Simon Williams
(adapted for American audiences by Williams and Michael Sloan)
Directed by Lee Brackett
Performances are February 13, 14 and 15 plus February 20, 21 and 22. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00
Local Box Office opens Friday, February 6th. Box Office hours are 5-7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday plus one hour prior to performances. Underwritten by
ABOUT THE PLAY
The play, first performed in the United Kingdom in 1998, tells the story of an aspiring writer who can only get his novel published by masquerading as a woman. “Nobody’s Perfect” is a romantic comedy, bordering on farce, with plenty to laugh about.
For American audiences the play is set in California, in the present. Harriet is a feminist publisher, with a penchant for unsuitable men friends. Leonard is a stuttering statistician, with a secret ambition of being a romantic fiction writer, and a single parent of teenage daughter. Harriet and Leonard’s lives become intertwined when Leonard submits his manuscript to Harriet's publishing house, “Love is All Around”, under the nom de plume of Lulabelle Latiffa. Harriet offers Lulabelle $50,000 to publish the book, and in order to get his hands on the cash Leonard has to keep up the pretense of being a woman. This has its complications, of course, which are made more complicated (and hilarious) by his very modern and rebellious daughter, Dee Dee, and his irascible and lascivious elderly father, Gus.
The play has been performed throughout England and Europe with enthusiastic reviews and is now entertaining American audiences.
WHAT THE REVIEWS HAVE SAID
"Evenings spent in the theatre do not come any better than this." - The Stage
"Bristles with sharply funny one-liners.