ACT presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone'

Photo by Chris Barber
Barb Miriello as Kitty
Photo by Chris Barber Barb Miriello as Kitty

LOWER OXFORD -- Avon Grove Community Theater -- ACT for short -- is bringing southern Chester County another dose of musical entertainment soon.

This summer’s show, the third one at The Lincoln University’s Ware Center little theater, is the 2006 Tony Award winning “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

The always-enthusiastic and highly skilled amateur acting group has chosen what ACT member Mala Marcano said is “a delightful show.”

She said she saw the play and was immediately pleased by it.


The show involves a Man in a Chair who likes to sit by his phonograph and daydream about the old musical he’s fond of --”The Drowsy Chaperone.”

As he listens to the recording, the play comes to life, progresses, and he narrates the scenes.

There are plenty of 1920s-era costumes and a crew of attractive maids that put on a dance act.

The Drowsy Chaperone reference comes from a character who is assigned to supervise a woman who is engaged to a man, but who is usually too intoxicated to do a good job.

The show is being performed at The Lincoln University’s excellent theater on the east side of the campus. This venue is equipped with the finest and most up-to-date equipment, which has excellent acoustics and comfortable seating.

ACT is presenting seven performances: July 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28.

All the shows start at 7:30 p.m., except those on Sunday, which are 2 p.m. matinees. The price of a ticket is $15 for students and seniors and $18 for everyone else.

The seating this year is assigned, so ticket holders may choose their seat. The show is 90 minutes long and will have no intermission.

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