Peninsula Players Present ‘The Love List’ Reading March 7

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of The Love List by Norm Foster at Björklunden at 7 pm on Monday, March 7. The Love List is a careful-what-you-wish-for comedy by Norm Foster, often hailed as “Canada’s Neil Simon.” Join the Players reading of this firecracker comedy that examines men’s expectations of the perfect woman. Admission is free.

Leon, a rakish writer and ladies’ man, has the perfect 50th birthday gift for Bill, his romantically challenged best friend – a membership in a dubious dating service run by a gypsy. Bill, a sedate statistician who believes himself unlovable, is reluctant, so Leon helps Bill draft a top-10 wish list of desirable traits of the ideal woman. His “love list.”

An hour later who should show up at his door?

Justine, his fantasy woman! She bedazzles and overwhelms Bill and he quickly becomes smitten and besotted with her. But who is she? As Bill and Leon realize their list needs some revision, which immediately changes Justine’s character, the perfection crumbles and the stakes for true love and friendship are raised.

Peninsula Players company members Erica Elam is cast as the beautiful and mysteriously perfect Justine; Noah Simon is the downhearted Bill and Eric Slater is Leon, the self-proclaimed Casanova.

The Love List is the second of three readings of “The Play’s the Thing,” a winter series of play readings produced by Peninsula Players Theatre. Phone the Peninsula Players at 920.868.3287 for information on the reading of The Love List at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. Admission is free, general seating available.

Peninsula Players will host its final winter play reading April 4 of Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut.

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