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The Pewter Plough presents Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, the striking and touching international hit by Richard Alfieri. The intense, two-character play is about an improbable relationship between a headstrong, straight-laced woman who hires an acerbic and adventurous male dance instructor to give her private dancing lessons.
Lily describes herself as a "tight-arsed biddy", whose life has been cramped by marriage to a Southern Baptist minister. Michael is a former Broadway chorus member and transplanted, blunt-spoken New Yorker. What begins with a rocky start and natural antagonism between opposites tentatively gives way to laughs, jokes, a cry, as they progress through six weeks of dancing the swing, tango, foxtrot and cha-cha.
Despite their mutual irritations which they each are bothered by, including Lily's uptightness and Michael's rudeness, they both gradually open up in more ways than dance steps, becoming unlikely friends, while sharing life's secrets, joys, fears, tragedies, and finally ultimate truths! As Michael teaches Lily to dance, they both learn some unexpected lessons in life, and their relationship develops a daunting courageousness about it!
Six Dance Lessons has become a huge worldwide hit and been embraced by audiences on Broadway, in London, Los Angeles, in cities across the US and in over twenty countries, having been translated into over twelve languages. On Broadway, the leads were played by Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill, while in other productions the leads were played by such actors as Claire Bloom, Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce. Playwright Alfieri has written novels, feature films, for television and has received awards from the Writers Guild and the New York Film and Television Festival. The play is in the process of being adapted for a film production.
"Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" is thoughtful, razor sharp, charming, funny and genuinely moving! — Hollywood Reporter
Just the right combination of humor and humility to make you laugh and cry at the same time! — Rex Reed, New York Observer
A beautiful and touching slice of life..."Six Dance Lessons" ...is very special, it says a lot about life and trust and friendship. Everyone should see it! — Beverly Hills Courier
Our cast features Kelli Rodda as Lily and Mike Shanley as Michael. Kelli has portrayed many memorable roles in plays on the PPP stage, including Same Time, Next Year Laundry and Bourbon Lips Together, Teeth Apart Moonlight and Valentino Mary, Mary and Jake"s Women. This is Mike Shanley's second play at the Plough, the first being this season's unique fantasy Outward Bound and previously he has been on stage in Carmel and many other venues. The director is Sandy Bosworth, who directed the mesmerizing thriller Wait Until Dark earlier this year, as well as serving on our Board of Directors and previously directing PPP productions of The Mousetrap and Playhouse Creatures.
Our Wine Bar Lounge offers Advance Drink orders and Live Music! Located just off the lobby, our Lounge serves Central Coast wines, beer and refreshments before the show, during intermission and afterwards. You can pre-order your drinks for intermission, avoid the queue at the bar and have these waiting for you at your favorite table! For Advance Drink orders, please check with the Box Office or Lounge. Live music is presented in the Lounge during intermission and after the show, on most Friday and Saturday nights, featuring David Manion, our "Piano Man", singing and playing great standards and pop favorites — and taking requests!
Presenter / Producer: Pewter Plough Playhouse
Theater > Drama
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 805-927-3877
Pewter Plough Playhouse
824 Main Street at Sheffield (West Village)
Cambria CA 93428
Performance Dates: 6/22/2012 - 7/29/2012
The show runs Jun 22 - Jul 29, 2012.
Preview night is Fri Jun 22, at 7:30pm, $15.
Gala Champagne Opening is Sat Jun 23, at 7:30pm, including a special champagne and dessert buffet after the show, with pianist/vocalist David Manion performing live at the Baldwin, all tickets $25.
Performances continue on all Fridays and Saturdays through Jul 28 and six Sunday Matinees through Jul 29.
Friday evenings at 7:30pm, on Jun 29, Jul 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, on Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Sunday matinees at 3pm, on Jun 24, Jul 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Opening Gala $25
Regular $20, Seniors and Students $18.
Special Friday Night price is $15 for everyone.
Group Reservations of ten or more, paid in advance with a single payment, receive a 10% discount.
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