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Chase away the winter blues with Fly Me to the Moon

Posted on 01/16/2018 12:14am by Jennifer Madigan

The Public Theatre chases away the winter blues with the hilarious gal-pal comedy, FLY ME TO THE MOON, playing Jan 26 – Feb 4.

Imagine I Love Lucy meets Thelma and Louise when two Irish home-care nurses attempt to get rich quick and wind up in a hilarious series of misadventures when their elderly patient is found – or isn’t found – dead.

It's non-stop laughter as these two women wrestle with each other and their consciences when a large sum of money is presented to them by a most unfortunate accident.  And so, begins a comically inept attempt at bettering their lives. 

“Desperate people in a desperate situation is the best recipe for a comedy”, says director Janet Mitchko.  “It’s just plain fun”, quotes Mitchko, as she promises audiences satisfying belly laughs reminiscent of the comedy teams of Lucy and Ethel or Ralph Cramden and Ed Norton.  Fly Me to the Moon, is a new comedy written by Marie Jones, the playwright of the successful Broadway hit, Stones in His Pockets.

Performing the roles of Frances Shields and Loretta Mackey are Broadway actresses Annie Edgerton and Amy Griffin.  Annie has appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia as well as on the National Tours of Mamma Mia and Kinky Boots. She is also on a quest to sing the National Anthem for all MLB teams and has accomplished 24/30 to date!   Amy is also a Broadway veteran, appearing in the original cast of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She has also appeared Off Broadway in Newsical, Forbidden Broadway and in the recent revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring Jackie Hoffman.

Once again, The Public Theatre will continue its FREE pre-show events on opening night, Friday,Jan 26, with a pre-show beer tasting compliments of Baxter Brewing, and a pre-show wine-tasting, Thursday, Feb 1, in the lobby, provided by Rails.

Fly Me to the Moon is sponsored by: Cross Insurance, Evergreen Subaru, Portland Electrical JATC – Local 567 and Twin City Times.