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Todd Pullan, Artistic Director of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, Inc. reports upcoming opening of “Send Me No Flowers,” January 26th with subsequent shows January 27, 28 and February 2, 3 and 4th. This classic comedy by Norman Barasch and Carroll Moore opened on Broadway December 5, 1960 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and later became a popular film with screen legends Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall, in 1967.
Daniel Lucariello plays the hypochondriac George Kimball who mistakenly overhears his doctor discussing another patient with heart trouble. Theatre veteran Peter Larson, who also doubles as Stage Manager for this production, plays Dr. Morrissey. Kimberly Larson rides the wave of emotions as Judy Kimball initially scheduling her dying husband at Mayo Clinic, to enjoying friendship with a schoolmate Bert Power (Rycheigh Allan), the gentlemen whom George has chosen as his replacement. When Judy suspects George is having an affair, their neighbor Arnold Nash, comedically played by Lee John comes to the rescue.
Amanda Meleen doubles as the proprietor of the local cemetery where George has secured funeral plots for himself, his wife Judy and her new husband to be.
Pullan takes creative license in this production to maintain its pace, allowing the audience time to reflect on the emotion of live theatre while enjoying current music selections to enhance their theatre experience.
“Send Me No Flowers,” opens on the stage at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, Inc. 18 – 21 2nd Street, Jamestown, New York, Friday January 26 with a 7:30 curtain and continues Saturday January 27th 7:30 and a matinee Sunday January 28th. The following weekend’s performances are on Friday, February 2nd; Saturday, February 3rd both at 7:30 pm, and closes with a matinee Sunday, February 4th at 2:00 pm. Those who enjoy a personal ticket connection can contact the Box Office Tuesday – Friday 12:30 – 4:30 pm. Please refer to lucilleballlittletheatre.org for on-line ticketing.