“Part of what makes Maytag Virgin such a great production is its relatability and raw emotion,” said director Melissa Foulger. “The show connects with audiences because it keeps them cracking up. It balances between approaching sad situations in an uplifting way while it allows audiences to see the good and feel the humor. I’m sure it will resonate with everyone who has ever experienced love and loss on the rollercoaster of romance.”
From the creative efforts of award-winning American playwright Audrey Cefaly, Maytag Virgin is a classic southern love story offering laugh-out-loud comedy and poignant moments from beginning to end. Alabama school teacher Lizzy Nash loses her husband to an unexpected death, leading to her leave of absence. In a stroke of luck and uncanny timing, a very odd yet winsome Jack Key moves in next door. Over the course of a year, the two find themselves frustrated with each other yet drawn together by their shared circumstances. Lizzy struggles with honoring memories and respect for her late husband, while pondering this newly-found neighbor who may give her a second chance at life, love and self-discovery. Fit for teens and adults, this quirky yet heartfelt tale is the perfect way to start the year!
Under the direction of Melissa Foulger, Maytag Virgin stars Suzi Bass award nominee Courtney Patterson as Lizzy Nash and showcases the talents of Brad Brinkley in the role of Jack Key. The show is brought to life by the creative and ingenious design team of Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay (set), Jordan Jaked Carrier (costumes), Sarah Thomson (scenic artist), Kevin Frazier (lights) and Angie Bryant (sound).
Maytag Virgin will play at Aurora Theatre January 11-February 11, 2018. A Tuesday discount matinee show will be offered on Tuesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. with tickets starting at $16. Regular tickets range from $20-$55 and may be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. To make the most of Aurora Theatre’s 2017-2018 season, season tickets and group rates are also available. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.
Regular show times are as follows:
- Tuesday–Saturday: 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m.