Wheaton Drama Casts a Classic Comedy

Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI) has cast its third show of the 2010-2011 season, Twentieth Century, adapted by Ken Ludwig from an original play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

This adaptation of a classic comedy sees Broadway producer Oscar Jaffe trying to save his fading career. When he discovers that his ex-chorus girl, now a famous Hollywood star, is on the Twentieth Century Limited train with him, he makes a desperate bid to convince her to return to Broadway.

The cast is: Jennifer Altenbernd (Anita Highland); Jim Arnold (Beard/Max Jacobs); Jamie Barrett (Lily Garland); Steve Blount (Detective); Chad Edwards (Porter); Keith Log (Dr. Grover Lockwood); Geoffrey Maher (Oscar Jaffe); Gary Patterson (Conductor); Leah Rae (Ida Webb); Justin Schaller (Owen O’Malley); Jim Wheeler (Matthew Clark); Christopher Williams (George Smith).

Steve Blount is directing, assisted by Mary Beth deBolt. Annie Walker-Bright is the production manager.

Performances of Twentieth Century are January 28th through February 20th, 2011. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $16 each, except Thursdays, which have a special price of $13 each.

Twentieth Century is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

In addition to Twentieth Century, remaining shows in Wheaton Drama’s current season include Little Women (through December 12), All My Sons, and 1776.

For tickets and information, please visit https://wheatondrama.org, or call 630-260-1820.