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Lynda Clark (left) and JoAnne Dickinson star as Lotte Schoen and Lettice Douffet in University Theatre at N.C. State's presentation of Peter Shaffer's 1987 comedy "Lettice and Lovage"

“Lettice and Lovage” Stars JoAnne Dickinson and Lynda Clark Add New Laurels to Their Acting Crowns

Raised by a flamboyant single mother, who supported herself and her daughter by performing all-female productions of Shakespeare’s plays in rural France, Lettice Douffet comes by her grandiose Drama Queen gestures honestly; and JoAnne Dickinson makes her a real pip. But it is Lynda Clark who steals the show as the straitlaced Lotte Schoen loosens up, and confesses to a misspent youth that matches — and, in some cases, exceeds — the checkered past of Lettice Douffet.

Lynda Clark (left) and JoAnne Dickson star as Lotte Schoen and Lettice Douffet in University Theatre at N.C. State's presentation of Peter Shaffer's 1987 comedy "Lettice and Lovage"

JoAnne Dickinson and Lynda Clark Will Star in Peter Shaffer’s “Lettice and Lovage” at TheatreFest 2012

“Never one to copy what I have done before,” says “Lettice and Lovage” director John C. McIlwee, “I have gone out of my way to find new characteristics in Lettice Douffet and Lotte Schoen that I can play upon with such talented and individualistic actresses as JoAnne Dickinson and Lynda Clark. They are both unique performers and bring new notes to this marvelous script.”