Beloit Civic Theatre stages ‘Squirrels in the Attic,’ opening April 26

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BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit Civic Theatre will stage Squirrels in the Attic, a new play by Wisconsin author Pat Lawrence, April 26-28 and May 3-5.

Lindsay Spencer a free-spirited, single woman in her 30s who had an auto accident that her father Charles feels guilty of causing. Charles dotes on his daughter, but her mother, Florence, is a more realistic critic of her daughter’s shortcomings.

Florence, who is loving but ordered, lofty and patronizing, is dismayed to learn Charles has invited Lindsay to live with them while she recuperates.

When Florence learns Lindsay’s boyfriend, Claude (an aspiring comedian) is moving in also, she is furious. Florence give Charles an ultimatum: either he uninvites them, or she is leaving.

The sidesplitting conflicts of lifestyles and living arrangements not only bring about a greater understanding between mother and daughter, but also lead to a hilarious conclusion.

Carol Hilliard stars as Florence and Jay Goodwin is Charles. Other cast members include Bridget McCarthy as Lindsay, Aaron Crary as Claude and Pat Wolowic as Bill.

The April 26-28 and May 3-5 performances will be 7:30 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee both Saturdays.

Beloit Civic Theatre is at 1225 Fourth St., Beloit, Wis., at the south end of Beloit Memorial High School. Tickets are $10, or $8 for seniors and students.

Posted April 25, 2012

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