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Who ever said that crime doesn’t pay!?
The Women’s Theatre Project will present Barbara Pease Weber’s contemporary comedy Delval Divas at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park from November 2nd through November 18th. This will be the theatre company’s first production in their new venue.
“I’m delighted to open our season in our new home with this comedy exploring the devious techniques all the characters employ to manipulate their lives behind bars, as major upheavals threaten to turn them into “real criminals,” says the play’s director and The Women’s Theatre Project’s artistic director, Genie Croft.
“Delval Divas invites us into the posh and extravagant world of a tightly knit group of fortunate felons,” Croft explains. “This is an extremely funny peek into a prison comedy where four very clever con artists (all white collar female prisoners – doctor, technology wizard, lawyer, Wall Street stockbroker) have used their various talents and skills to turn their prison into a luxurious resort hotel.”
Six of South Florida’s most talented and popular actresses will inhabit the cellblock at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility: Sally Bondi, Lisa Braun, Jacqueline Laggy, Jessica K. Peterson, and Karen Stephens have been cast as the ‘pink collar’ criminals and Lela Elam will play their ‘own’ special guard, Lucille.
The cast is extremely enthusiastic about the play, and about working with The Women’s Theatre Project in the company’s new venue:
“Though I’m “not guilty”, if I have to spend time, there’s no other place I’d rather be then with my fellow Delval Divas at The Women’s Theatre Project!” Says Sally Bondi, who will play ‘Rosemary Adams, Esq’ (convicted lawyer and skimmer of reallocated mortgage funds). “First production in the new space – first time in the big house – coincidence? I think not!!!”
Lisa Braun, who will portray ‘Sharon Watson’ (arrested and charged with killing her first husband’s third wife) agrees. “I’m honored to be in my first show with TWTP (in a NON-musical, another first!), and I’m inspired by all the talented Divas who are providing such amazing tutelage in the art of incarceration on stage.”
Delval Divas will run from November 2nd through November 18th, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park is located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets for Delval Divas will be on sale August 1st and can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948. Tickets for all performances are $25, or $20 if purchased before October 20th.
By Barbara Pease Weber
Thu-Sat 8pm, Sat-Sun 2pm
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 South Military Trail,
Boca Raton, FL 33486