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Drowsy Chaperone

By Cat Delaney

Esmerelda Quipp is an actress way beyond her prime and trying to scrape by on a meager and insufficient government pension. When she is arrested for attempting to bury her dead cat in her landlord's yard, she finds that prison's better than her freezing apartment. She robs a bank to get herself sent back to jail, but a well-meaning public defender gets the charges against her dropped. Follow Esmerelda's escapades as she attempts to score a conviction that will land her three square meals a day and camaraderie with her newfound friends in the women's prison. Winner of the 2009 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Competition.

The outstanding cast includes Amy Canning, Geoffrey King, Ruth Simpson, Erin Decker, Toni Philips, Kayce Clark, Mindy Roberts, Sandy Spurney, Erin Searcy, Tom Trauger.

October 14, 15, 16*, 20**, 21, 22, 23*, 27**, 28, 29, 2011

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sponsored by: Acosta


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photos courtesy of
Maya Adkins

Theatre Jacksonville programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.