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Theatre: “Charley’s Aunt”

January 13, 2023
January 15, 2023

The Charter Arts Theatre Department presents Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas

PLOT:  Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from”. Canceling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt”, this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues as Fancourt Babberley, posing as “Charley’s Aunt”, tricks Spettigue into agreeing to the marriage of his ward, the real aunt marries Jack’s father, Jack gets Miss Verdun, and Fanny Babs regains the fortune he lost at gambling as well as the girl he loves.

Evening Performances:  January 13 & 14 at 7 PM

Matinee Performance: January 15 at 2 PM


SPECIAL DEDICATION: On opening night of this show- Friday, January 13th-  a special dedication gathering will be held in memory of Alex Hille at 6 PM in the Commons Cafe, including light refreshments.  The group will then gather outside to do a dedication around his STAR on Columbia Street (purchased by the Theatre class of 2016). The Charter Arts Theatre Department is offering complimentary tickets to the show to all alumni from the class of 2016. Please email Diane Wagner at to reserve a ticket.

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