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Sat, May 13


Shawnee on Delaware

Calendar Girls

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Calendar Girls

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May 13, 8:00 PM – May 28, 4:00 PM

Shawnee on Delaware, 552 River Rd, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356, USA

About the event

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and her  long-standing best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee  in the local hospital waiting room. With varying levels of  encouragement, they persuade four friends and fellow members of the  Women’s Institute (W.I.) to pose nude with them for an "alternative"  calendar. They are assisted by hospital porter and amateur photographer  Lawrence, who looked after John in his final days. This is much to the  horror of their local W.I. chairman, Marie. The success of the calendar  goes beyond their wildest dreams, and they have soon raised the money  needed and much more. Their efforts also catch the attention of the  national and international press, who soon descend on the small village  of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. Although the calendar is a huge  success, Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test with their  new-found fame and Chris is forced to question her real motivation  behind doing the calendar. Tim Firth’s hilarious play is based on the  true story of eleven W.I. members who famously posed nude for a calendar  to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund in 1999.

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