WHAT THE BUTLER SAW by Joe Orton

Presented by MAS Community Theatre

Directed by Keith Eisenstadt

Performance Dates:

Friday, April  8 • 8 pm

Saturday, April 9 • 8 pm

Sunday, April 10 • 2 pm

Friday, April 15 • 8 pm

Saturday, April 16 • 8 pm

Sunday, April 17 • 2 pm

In What the Butler Saw, Dr. Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in an exclusive, private clinic, is attempting to interview (and seduce) an attractive would-be secretary named Geraldine. However, when he is surprised at the office by his wife, he quickly hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs. Prentice tries to get Nicholas Beckett, the young bellhop who is blackmailing her, the same secretarial position. When a government inspector arrives, chaos, underpants and cross-dressing lead the charge. The final tableau reveals “the missing parts of Winston Churchill” held aloft as the curtain falls.

The London premiere at the Queen’s Theatre in 1969 starred Coral Browne and Sir Ralph Richardson. The New York production later won the Obie Award as Best Foreign Play of The Season. (What the Butler Saw is being produced in partnership with Samuel French, Inc.)


ADVANCED TICKETS: $15 member / $19 general admission

DAY OF SHOW: $17 member / $21 general admission

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Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.