The El Paso Playhouse opens its 54th season July 21 with Tim Firth’s British comedy-drama based on the 2003 film of the same name. After Annie Clarke’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her best friend Chris Harper resolve to raise money for the local hospital by creating and selling a calendar. They manage to persuade four other friends and fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude for a pinup calendar featuring middle aged women. The calendar turns out to be a major success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is tested with the resulting media circus and their newfound fame.
“Calendar Girls” is based on a true story of 11 WI members who posed nude to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund.
Opening night of the production will include free finger food and drinks. Ticket are $12 for senior citizens (62+), students and military members and $15 for general admission. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. while Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. El Paso Playhouse is located at 2501 Montana Ave. Find more info at 915-532-1317, firstname.lastname@example.org, ElPasoPlayhouse.com and facebook.com/elpaso.playhouse.