THE LADY CHOOSES

Lady Chooses Group Photo

by
William McCleery

Directed by
Shirley Clement

Performances at the Gilbert Auditorium

October 29th & 30th, 1956

Frances Parry is a charming woman who lives in “the country” – 100 miles or so from New York City. Since her hard-working husband only comes out from the city weekends, she has both the time and the emotional need to get deeper into civic affairs than she is really prepared to. This makes her fair game for the attractive but slightly shady ex-Governor who wants her to be his candidate for Congress. In a surprise ending this is what actually happens – but not before Mrs. Parry has lived through a sequence of exciting, funny, touching, developments. She holds an all-female press conference in which her husband subtly tries to expose her ignorance of economics but ends up exposing his own ignorance of female psychology; then, after a knock-down-drag-out quarrel she decides she will run for Congress – only to discover that her “following” has been largely faked – and that the ex-Governor’s real interest in her is romantic, not political!

Courtesy of Samuel French, Inc

Cast
Frances Parry……………………. Luelle Mayes
Meredith Ann …………………… Jackson Borjes
John Parry ……………………….. Clay Gilbert
Henry Bent……………………….. McMillan Lambert
Mrs. Lindsey……………………… June Holden
Lousie Mae Findley…………….. Ann Riddle
Emmet Vaughn …………………. Don Yandell
Beth Lloyd ………………………….Billy Ruth Warren
Alice Barnes ……………………….Arlene Keller
Ruth Rogers ………………………. Lil Williams