EVENT: Lady Randy by Anne Undeland
DATES: April 18 - May 5, 2019
COST: $10 - $48
WAM Theatre presents
by Anne Undeland
April 18 – May 5, 2019
A delightfully dizzying romp through the life of Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill.
In 1875, the American heiress, Jennie Jerome, seemed to have have it all. She had married an English lord, she was young, rich and beautiful, and she had just given birth to Winston Churchill. LADY RANDY takes us on a dizzying ride through the treacherous, kaleidoscopic sexual and political landscape of her marriage. A woman ahead of her time, Jennie kept everyone watching, kept them guessing, and she never, ever surrendered.
“Brilliant, maddening, impossibly seductive, vaultingly ambitious, I fell headlong in love with this woman who was at once so ahead of her time and yet very much a product of her era. The first in a long line of dollar princesses, Jennie Jerome stunned me in the audacity with which she wrote her own rules in the dangerous game of sex and power. Helping launch WAM Theatre’s world premiere production of LADY RANDY – right here in the Berkshires – is among the biggest thrills of my life.” ~Playwright Anne Undeland
“Berkshire Playwrights Lab (BPL) is proud to have been a part of the development of LADY RANDY for the past 1 1/2 years. We are always thrilled when a play we have nurtured moves on to a production in the Berkshires or another regional theatre. Our mission is to give playwrights a safe and supportive environment so they can do their best work and this is another example of the value of that mission. We love working with our artistic partners in the Berkshires and wish the best of luck to Anne, Jim, WAM Theatre and Lady Randy as their journey continues.” ~Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, Berkshire Playwrights Lab
ANNE UNDELAND (Playwright) WAM Theatre: Lady Randy. Facing our Truth. Writing: As a playwright Anne is an active member of Berkshire Voices, Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s writing group, and Howl Playwrights out of Rhinebeck, NY. Her short plays, The Kiss and Another Party of the Wood, were selected for BPL’s Radius Festival in 2018 and 2019. The Kiss won best play at Writer’s Voice Ten Minute Play Festival at the West Side Y in New York in the spring of 2018. She is currently at work on Touch, an evening of sketches that feature, in a quietly revolutionary way, a woman over 45 who drives the action and gets the bulk of the funny lines. Lady Randy is her first full length play. Online: www.anneundeland.com.
VENUE: WAM Theatre, 56 Church Street, Lennox, MA 01240