Chautauqua Playhouse announces the first show of its 35rd season, the farcical comedy “Drinking Habits” by Tom Smith, opening on Aug. 19 at the Playhouse.
The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Sept. 25. All performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael. Admission is $19 general and $17 students, seniors, children and SARTA members.
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
The production is directed by Diane Bartlett and features Alison Whismore, Bob Nannini, Andrea Kersten, TS Hamilton and many other popular Sacramento actors. Set design is by Rodger Hoopman with costumes by Eileen Beaver. Lighting design is by Don Myers.
Information and tickets are available through the Chautauqua Playhouse website: cplayhouse.org or call the box office at (916) 489-7529.