Tag: Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre
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.
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.”
“The chemistry [between John Murphy and JoAnne Dickinson] is evident and easy to see and enjoy,” says set designer John C. McIlwee, “because of the closeness of the audience to the performers — the audience is practically sitting in the living room!”