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Players Workshop opens 2023 with the Sandra Fenichel Asher comedy Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes.  

Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes is the story of Kate Corrigan, a successful, single, thirty-something career woman who “has it all together,” she thinks.  When she moves into a new home in the suburbs, she discovers it is populated by a large number of elderly widows, led by the sarcastic Molly Blumenthal; as she meets these quirky ladies, she comes to realize that the life she has found looks a lot life the life she has been running from, forcing her to question her life choices.

The cast features Catherine Hansen as Kate, Shelley Morton as Molly, Derek Martin as Jeff Bernstein (Molly’s gentle, sensitive 11-year old grandson), Christa Ruther as Marsha Bernstein (Molly’s high-strung, meticulous mother), Karen Cahill as Mrs. Petrelli (referred to by Molly as Miss Fanny Feathers), Linda Giffin as Mrs. Feldman (obsessed with all things medical), Renee Zaiser as Mrs. Davis (the nervous, shy lady who sits by her window all day), and Kevin Titus as Bill Clayton (Kate’s boss and occasional boyfriend).

Winner of the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award, Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes has been described by critics as “A sensitive comedy about friendship between generations” (The Stanford Mail); “Full of wit and laughter” (The Sierra Madre News); “You’ll become totally immersed in the lives of these folk . . . eminently suitable for the entire family.” (Palm Beach. Condo News)

The show is directed by Scott Teater; assistant director is Brayden Butler, and producer is Brittany Gerst.

 The production will run Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 2-5, 2023; shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2023.

   For more information call the Workshop 319-753-6623, go to, or check out the PW Facebook page.

Show times:

Evening shows start at 7:30 PM.

Sunday matinee shows start at 2:00 PM.

Box office opens 90 minutes before showtime. Auditorium opens 30 minutes before showtime.

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