Mrs. Mannerly

  Mrs. Mannerly at Arvada Center

By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Edith Weiss

Please note: This production contains some mature language.

Inspired by hilarious memories of a 1967 childhood etiquette class, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of unruly ten-year-olds studying manners. Jeffrey, the star pupil, is in reality a young rascal who wants nothing more than to be good at something, so he sets his sights on mastering his manners. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher with a dedication to Emily Post, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. Will Jeffrey do what it takes to come out on top or will his outrageous schemes to win, no matter the collateral damage, cost him more than he bargained for? The play mimics stories by humorists like David Sedaris and is a delicious, comic tale about coming-of-age in a simpler time.

Mrs. Mannerly at Arvada Center crisp and comedic” - Claire Martin, The Denver Post

 “The show is beautifully done” – Colin Roybal, 

“Mrs. Mannerly is great fun” - Tom Jones,

"These two absolutely amazing performers will have you laughing and enjoying a night of comedy like you have never experienced" - John DiTirro,

"Leslie O'Carroll is superb in her role of Mrs. Mannerly" - David Marlowe, Marlowe's Musings

"The Arvada Center's' Mrs. Mannerly' is a timely reminder of the values we should aspire to" - Bill Wheeler, Theater Colorado

Black Box Theatre
January 26 – February 21, 2016 
Previews January 22 - 24, 2016

Times & Pricing: 
Previews - Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $25
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; prime $48 , value $42  
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.;  prime $43, value $38

Moderated talkbacks:
Friday, February 5 after the 7:30 p.m. performance
Wednesday, February 10 after the 1:00 p.m. performance  

ASL interpreted performance:
Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Mannerly Theatre Salon
Have a passion for theatre? Come join the Arvada Center Theatre Salon facilitated by Sasha Fisher, recipient of London’s Time Out Critic’s Choice Award for her work in classical theatre. You’ll spend four weeks exploring the script, including scene study, character development and the play’s overall themes and objectives. The course will include a visit from the directing staff and/or actors performing in the production of study and includes attendance at a Wednesday evening performance.

Tuition $60 plus one ticket to the performance ($28) for a total cost of $88

Wed, Jan. 27 – Feb. 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 4 weeks, plus performance February 10, 7:30 p.m.

Performances of Mrs. Mannerly will run about 1 hour and 20 minutes, and will be performed without an intermission.

Mrs. Mannerly cast
Leslie O'Carroll (Mrs. Mannerly)
Graham Ward (Jeffrey)


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