What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton, Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
Dr. Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in an exclusive, private clinic, is attempting to interview (and seduce) an attractive would-be secretary, Geraldine. Unwittingly surprised by his wife, he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs. Prentice, being seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett, has promised him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives, chaos, underpants and cross-dressing lead the charge. The final tableau reveals "the missing parts of Winston Churchill" held aloft as the curtain falls.
The New York production won the Obie Award as Best Foreign Play of The Season.
Performance dates are May 11,12,13,18,19,20 at 8:00 p.m. and May 14&21 at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $15; students, seniors, and military personnel $13. Subscriptions available at 20% off of General Admission Rates.
Performances are held at Your Theatre, Inc. located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, in the wheelchair accessible auditorium of St. Martin's Episcopal Church.