Free Reading Series

Join us for Off The Page, our series of free monthly staged readings of plays
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April 30th 7:00pm
Miss Lulu Bett
Written by Zona Gale

Directed Elina De Santos- Co-Artistic Director of Rogue Machine Theatre and a Resident Director at Pacific Resident Theatre

In this rarely seen play, Miss Lulu Bett is a spinster of thirty-three who does all the work for her sister’s demanding family. When her brother-in-law’s brother arrives for a visit, the two are accidentally married in a ceremony that is intended as a joke but turns out to be valid.  At once sentimental and sharply satirical, this drawing-room comedy about the uncertain emancipation of lonely Miss Lulu makes for a very funny evening, without scanting the feminist underpinning.

“Where has Miss Lulu Bett been all our lives?” – The Washington Post

Playwright Zona Gale (1874-1938) based Miss Lulu Bett on her novella.  Her other plays include Uncle Jimmy; The  Clouds; Evening Clothes; Faint Perfume; Mr. Pitt; and The Neighbours.



 

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