Our Miss Brooks

by Christopher Sergel, based on the scripts by R.J. Mann
Directed by Maggie Able
Greenspace Center, 815 Market St, Lewisburg
General admission seating, $15 Adults / $8 Students

Friday, September 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 21, 7:30pm
Friday, September 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 28, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 29, 2:30pm

Join us as we kick off our 2019-20 season with the golden age comedy, “OUR MISS BROOKS!” Adapted from hit radio/TV sitcom of the 1940’s and 50’s, this show follows the comedic adventures of a 1950’s high school English teacher, Miss Connie Brooks, as she handles her students, her job, and her love life, all with trademark style and humor. This three-act extended “episode” of the show revolves around Miss Brooks directing the school play, and complications ensue when the class diva doesn’t get the leading role and a fight over the basketball team’s star player and the gymnasium put her at odds with the attractive basketball coach!  Filled with snappy jokes and high-school hijinks, Our Miss Brooks is a comedy that’s appropriate for all ages. The CBS radio show broadcast from 1948 to 1957 was an instant hit, the TV series from 1952-1956 was a four-time nominee for the Emmy for Best Comedy, and star Eve Arden won the 1954 Emmy for Best Female Star.

“We are thrilled to be starting our fourth year at Greenspace in Lewisburg, and eighth season overall,” said RiverStage board president Jove Graham, “and we wanted to kick things off with a great comedy everyone could enjoy. Whether you remember the radio and TV show or not, Our Miss Brooks is such a great character, and we love how much of the small-town school politics in the show are still funny and eerily familiar today. We’re also proud to be able to put on a show that pulls together so many young people from all over the region alongside more seasoned actors to create a diverse, strong, and entertaining production!” Director Maggie Able adds, “This cast is great and has been so much fun to work with. Our Miss Brooks was groundbreaking for showing a working woman in the 1950’s who was strong and self-sufficient, and that just adds another special element to such a light, funny show. Come on out and you will have a great time with us!”

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