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Tidewater Players presents: DOLLY PARTON’S 9 TO 5
May 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
One event on May 1, 2022 at 3:00 pm
One event on May 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm
DOLLY PARTON’S 9 TO 5
Book by Patricia Resnick
Music & lyrics by Dolly Parton
The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and the boss’s secretary Doralee, pushed to their collective limits, define their own course as they fantasize about getting even with their bane of a boss, the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot Franklin Hart. When their frustration-fueled fantasies accidentally begin coming true, the trio realize they have the power in their midst to change everything necessary to improve the horrific work conditions for themselves and their put-upon coworkers. From the moment the curtain rises on Dolly Parton’s classic toe-tapping theme song, sit back and watch these girls–make that women!–charge a new future for working women everywhere, all to a flashy new score of the music you’ve come to expect from Parton.
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