Based on the novel The Man Who Broke the Bank in Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is a quirky and hilarious police farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million dollars in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around a modest English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo. If he succeeds in passing his uncle alive, Harry Witherspoon will inherit $6,000,000. Otherwise, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home in Brooklyn… or to his uncle’s ex-army!
With a melodious score by Flaherty and Ahrens, a zany cast of characters and a small rock combo orchestra, Lucky Stiff is an audience charmer. MTI offers many theatrical resources to help produce the show, including a reference recording and writers’ tips on set and pacing.
August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Performance at 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 12:45 p.m.
Performance at 2 p.m.
**Lucky Stiff will be offering desserts and not a full meal option.
Free parking for theater patrons is available through the generosity of the Lutheran Health Network/Lutheran Downtown Hospital. The lot is located north of Main Street in Rockhill, about half a block from the theater.