Abbey Players veterans Gloria Breaux and Ava Mingo make the wigs fly in this hilarious play as Sylvia Glenn and Leatrice Monsee in this finely written comedy by James Kirkwood, the author of “P.S. Your Cat Is Dead” and “A Chorus Line.” Joining Breaux and Mingo are Milton G. Resweber, Drew Hanks, Mickey Atchetee, and Philippe Vantrot. “Legends!” is a story about bitter rivals.
They have stolen roles, Oscars and husbands from each
other over their long association. Now, due to personal circumstances, they are brought together to
cooperate on a Broadway project offered to them by a seedy producer whose only show of note is an off-Broadway hit called Craps!
Eager beaver producer Martin Klemmer, a wheeler-dealer if ever there was one, has uncovered a terrific commercial script - Star Wars: The Play. Since he has produced only one Off-Broadway project, Martin’s phone calls are not being returned by the powerful Broadway magnates capable of getting this play to the Great White Way. Martin needs names, names like film legends Sylvia Glenn and Leatrice Monsee, for the leads. If Martin can sign them, he can get the money. Unfortunately, they hate each other.
Will Martin be able to resolve this titanic dilemma?
Will ‘Star Wars: The Play’ hit the big time? And, if Sylvia and Leatrice do agree to appear together, will Brad Pitt sign on, too?
“Legends!” is co-directed by Gloria Breaux and Sam Royer, both of whom have dedicated many years to The Abbey Players.
“Legends!” opens Friday, June 8, with Patron’s Night. Tickets for Patron’s Night are $35 and include a meal catered by Don’s Catering of Abbeville, drinks and ticket. All other tickets will be $15. “Legends!” will run every Friday and Saturday until June 30, with a matinee on Sunday, June 10 and Sunday, June 17.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by logging into abbeyplayers.com.
A hand-painted bayou scene will be raffled off with the closing of the play. Each person who purchases a ticket will be entered in the drawing, which will be held June 30.
Abbey Players playhouse is located at 200 South State Street in Abbeville. The Abbey Players are dedicated to performing quality theatre for the Acadiana area. “Legends!” is produced by The Abbey Players by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.