Quirky characters abound-Grant Park Players have another comedy hit with “Daddy's Girl”

May 23, 2012

Quirky characters abound-Grant Park Players have another comedy hit with “Daddy's Girl”
Just in time for Father’s Day the Grant Park Players are set to stage the final production of their 2011-2012 season "Daddy's Girl" by Gary Ray Stapp. Grant Park Players' director Janet Garcia has assembled a strong cast who prove adept at comedy. Outstanding actors include veterans as well as those making strong GPP debuts.
Performance will be held Friday June 22, Saturday June 23, Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30 at 7:30pm all nights. Tickets may be purchased at door, in person at the SMPAC box office (901 15th Ave, South Milwaukee) or on line at www.grantparkplayers.org. Tickets for student/ seniors are $10 and adults are $12.
Staged at the beautiful South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center everyone is sure to enjoy this light hearted family comedy. Set in an eatery called Maudie's Diner this show is filled with masterful one-liners and amusingly quirky characters.
"Daddy's Girl" follows 25-year widower and diner proprietor Benard Muloovy as he tries to identify his long-lost daughter. A portrait of Benard's wife, Maudie, hangs on the diner wall, talking to him and enlisting the help of an angel to reunite her husband with their child Elizabeth.
Angel Michael brings two Elizabeths to the diner, each with the same birthday and adopted from the same orphanage. One, restaurant critic E.L., is a snob, while the other, Lizzy, appears timid until she removes her glasses and transforms into a show-stopping singer. Benard left a secret recipe with his baby daughter, so the one who reveals the secret will prove to be his kin. Before the mystery is solved, everyone in the diner will voice an opinion.
The play features 13 colorful characters who are distinct and varied enough to fill any television series. Proprietor Benard is always in charge, quick with masterful retorts and generous beneath his gruff exterior. Regular customer Bob likes to banter with Benard and bend the proprietor's rules by removing his shirt and shoes. Ph.D. candidate Walter is articulate, until he tries to talk to forgetful waitress Betsy, who is easily confused and intent on pleasing her boss. Maudie enjoys lecturing her husband, despite having died 25 years ago. Her friend Darlynn, who has pursued Benard for decades, is likable and says what she thinks. She tries to get Benard's attention by changing her clothes constantly, per advice offered from an Oprah Winfrey show. Alex is involved with E.L. and helps Walter overcome his communication problems with Betsy based on his own experiences. Friends Daisy and Violet are senior citizen customers who finish each other's sentences. Lizzie's adoptive mother is motorcycle mama Big Earl Ella, whose attraction to Benard frightens him and sends him into Darlynn's arms.
So don't miss this show!
Grant Park Players present "Daddy's Girl" by Gary Ray Strapp
Friday June 22, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Saturday June 23. 2012 @ 7:30pm
Friday June 29 @ 7:30pm
Saturday June 30 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: Student/ Seniors $10.00 Adults $12.00
Performances held the at the South Milwaukee PAC 901 15th Ave, South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Vist there website for more information at www.grantparkplayers.org

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