The Orphans
A Comedy/Drama by James Prideaux
Directed by Bob Stacy
About the Play

For the past 25 years, Lily and Catherine Spangler have lived in seclusion in their
hotel room with their only visitor being their lawyer, who delivers (in cash) the
profits from the steel mill they inherited from their father.   When they first moved
into the Chalfont it was the best hotel in town, but the years have taken their toll,
and now (although the sisters are not aware of it) it is rundown, almost deserted, and
limping along with a skeleton staff.

The clientele has suffered too; their next-door neighbor is a prostitute with a heart of
gold, and the bellhop, Herman, is a con artist who schemes to cheat the sisters out
the six million dollars he knows they have tucked away in a trunk -- by passing
himself off as a long-lost cousin.

Lily, the older sister, who has persuaded Catherine that she has protected her from
"all the cares of the world," is guarded and suspicious about all this, but the gentle,
warm-hearted Catherine, who is aching to know more about life and the outside
world, falls easily into Herman's trap.

Inevitably their isolation must end, but facing reality, and the truth, proves to be a
great deal easier -- and funnier -- than either sister had ever imagined.

Don't miss this delightful theatrical experience at BLT's Barn Theater.
February 13 - February 29, 2004
               CAST
Lily Spangler............................ Anne Munch
Catherine Spangler .................. Lyn O'Hare
Lawrence Ervin ....................... Jim Keeley
Ronald Osborne (Herman) ....... Bret Stewart
Florette Lamour ...................... Tessa Martin
Mr. Franklin ........................... Dick Thompson
                                         Joe Carvajal
Bob Stacy
Left to Right (Seated):
Anne Munch, Lyn French O'Hare.
(Standing): Bret Stewart, Tessa Martin, Jim Keeley.
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