Calendar Girls opens at ACT!

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September 21, 2017
Artists Collaborative Theatre (ACT) in Elkhorn City, KY is proud to announce the opening of its first 2017-2018 show—Calendar Girls! This later-in-life comedy is based on the true events that unfolded among a group of middle and later aged English women living in Yorkshire. The play, adapted from the award-winning 2003 film of the same name, was written by Tim Firth. ACT is excited to stage this unpredictable “top drawer” show!
When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff! Positioned behind strategically placed flower arrangements, cakes, and knitting projects, the women discover the beauty within themselves and one another. When news of the women’s hilarious venture spreads like wildfire, the women find themselves exposed in ways they hadn’t anticipated, and they reach for a new level of understanding and friendship that will carry them through all the days to come.
Calendar Girls comes to ACT under the Executive Direction of Stephanie Richards. The performance is directed by Samantha West, who also serves as the Artistic Director of ACT and the Sound/Lighting Designer for this production. Cast members include Sarah Norman as Chris, Gloria Conley as Annie, Ashley Ratliff as Cora, Ella Toliver as Jessie, Pamela Counts as Celia, Summer Pugh as Ruth, Margie Lowe as Marie, Suzie Francis as Brenda, Larry Compton as John, Roger Belcher as Rod, JoAnne Belcher as Lady Cravenshire, Jason Justice as Lawrence, Marica Casey as Elaine, Adam Johnson as Liam, and Lainey Vasquez as Understudy/Coach. Additionally for this production, Elathan Bowling serves as Stage Manager and Lighting Operator, Andrew Bentley serves as Sound Operator, and Set Construction credits go to Paul Platt, Roger Belcher, Rodney Ruth, Jason Justice, Adam Johnson, and Samantha West.
Calendar Girls is rated PG-13 and will be on stage at Artists Collaborative Theatre September 21st through October 15th with shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and on Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are only $10 each and are available online at, by phone at (606) 754-4228, or at the box office the day of the show. ACT also welcomes you to stay up-to-date with all we do or to reserve tickets ahead of time at
Special thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council for their collaboration with ACT for this production.