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CANCELED: Shirley Valentine starring Sarah-Lee Dobbs
June 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Willy Russell’s Tony-winning dramedy Shirley Valentine is a powerfully funny portrait of mid-life rebirth. Shirley is an empty-nest English housewife with an emotionally absent husband, who resorts to talking with the wall for companionship. When she exits her home for an unannounced fortnight holiday in Greece, everyone assumes she’s going to have a scandalous affair, but it’s really her own lost lust for living that she’s searching for along the sun-soaked sand.
Russell’s script is like a British sex farce without most of the sex, and Dobbs deliciously wrings every last laugh out of Valentine’s amusingly dated attitudes towards dating and feminism. But there’s also a deep range of real emotions buried inside this character, which Dobbs excavates with touching empathy.
“Need to be shaken out of the doldrums? Just want a little push to get your life back on track? Something to help you remember the real — and happy — you? Well, don’t buy a self-help book or schedule an appointment with the doctor. A trip to “Shirley Valentine” will do the trick.” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel