GUTHRIE, OK, October 19, 2010 – The Pollard Theatre in historic downtown Guthrie proudly presents the hilarious production of Lucky Stiff until October 30, 2010.


Unassuming English shoe salesman, Harry Witherspoon, is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner! Called 'A delicious, zany throwback ' by the New York Post, Lucky Stiff is a classic musical farce, complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair.

 

“It's the kind of show that we have a good time producing,” says Lucky Stiff director Timothy Stewart. “The music is fun, the lyrics are clever and the book is both funny and sweet. I think audiences for this show are going to have a ball.”


The Pollard Theatre Company was formed in 1987 as the focal project of the Guthrie Arts & Humanities Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Located in the heart of historic downtown Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Pollard produces six major productions a year, with an emphasis on creative story-telling that illuminates the shared human experience. Built around the core of their resident company members, the Pollard additionally utilizes the talents of skilled theatre artists from across the region.  Season after season, the Pollard brings shows never before produced in the state while continuing to set the standard for quality theatre in Oklahoma.

The Pollard Theatre is produced by the Guthrie Arts and Humanities Council with assistance provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. The Pollard Theatre is also a recipient of a marketing grant from the Inasmuch Foundation.

Additional information about the Pollard Theatre, show times and tickets are available by calling (405) 282-2800, online at www.thepollard.org or by visiting the Pollard Theatre Box Office located at 120 West Harrison Avenue in Downtown Guthrie.

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