The William Jewell College Theatre Company will present Kenneth Horne’s “Two Dozen Red Roses” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Peters Theatre on the campus. The performance is directed and designed by student Rachel Pearson, a theatre major, as part of her senior capstone experience.
“Two Dozen Red Roses” is adapted from Aldo de Benedetti’s charming 1936 comedy. The plot centers on a wife's mistake in thinking that a magnificent bouquet of roses comes from an unknown admirer, when in fact her husband has sent them. The complications that ensue are diverting, the twists ingenious and the dialogue witty. The ending, although happy, is quite unexpected.
“Two Dozen Red Roses” proved to be popular in France, where Marcel Delance adapted it in 1937. The play later moved to London and opened in the Lyric Theatre in 1949. It premiered in New York in 2011 under The Actors Company Theatre (TACT).
Tickets for the performance are $5 and can be purchased in the Peters Theatre lobby or reserved by calling the box office at 816-415-7590.
For more information, please contact Nathan Wyman, director of Jewell Theatre Company, at 816-415-7558.