The Evansville Civic Theatre is bringing the risque UK play to Evansville.

Erin Ivie Photography
Erin Ivie Photography

This weekend, the Evansville Civic Theatre is closing their season with Calendar Girls, a British play based on a true story. Here's the synopsis:

When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the TRUE story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

If that sounds like something you would enjoy, the show runs this weekend (May 12-14) and next (May 18-20). Showtimes are 7:30 for Friday and Saturday shows and 2pm for Sunday. You can purchase tickets by calling 812-425-2800.

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