Fairbanks Drama Association opens season with 'Calendar Girls' this Friday

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This Friday, September 15th, the Fairbanks Drama Association will open its season with Tim Firth's stage production of "Calendar Girls".

The heartwarming play is set in the small village of Knapely in Northern England.

Annie, a middle-aged widow, who recently lost her husband to leukemia, tries to raise money to make the waiting room in the cancer center more comfortable for families of cancer patients.

With the help of her girlfriends, and a local photographer from the hospital, Annie comes up with the idea to sell an "alternative" calendar to raise funds for the new furniture.

Director Paul Adasiak, told us how the fame from the calendar affects the main characters.

"The widow, maybe becomes a little enamored of her celebrity widow status, and takes that role on too seriously. Her best friend succumbs to the temptation of fame, and loses sight of their original purpose. There is another woman who had decided to do the calendar in an effort to reach out to her inattentive husband, and unfortunately gets rejected by him as a result. So it's about how their friendships change and how they are tested as a result of the calendar."

Calendar Girls opens this Friday at 7:30 pm in the Hap Ryder Riverfront Theater.
Tickets can be purchased in the lobby one-hour prior to show time or by calling 4-5-6 - P-L-A-Y.