Making Lemonade in Paris Drama Alums to Stage Charles L. Mee’s Limonade Tous Les Jours
Joie de Th√©atrale with the New Voice Project proudly present the New York City premiere of Limonade Tous les Jours, a romantic comedy (in English), written by Charles L. Mee, and directed by Drama alum Diana Basmajian (’08). The show will have a limited-run from April 3-18 at the Cell Theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, New York City.
A special party and company fundraiser, Un Peu de Limonade, took place Monday, March 1 to benefit the NYC production. The evening featured Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow), Graham Rowat (Boys in the Band), alumni actors Eleanor Handley (’08), Laura Gourdine (’08), and Austin Pendleton. Pendleton and Handley will be appearing in the production.
“We’re thrilled to present this play and our amazing cast at the Cell Theatre in Chelsea,” said director Basmajian. “With universal themes of love and companionship, presented with humor and heart, we’re sure audiences will delight in seeing this show. How exciting to have the first pairing of two New York theater legends, Austin Pendleton and Charles Mee.”
Set in Paris, Limonade Tous les Jours is a delightful romantic comedy that tells the story of an American man who meets a French woman in a cafe. Both of them are recovering from recent ruined love relationships. They spend the day wandering through the city together and speak of all the reasons they shouldn’t fall in love. And of course, they do.
Charles L. Mee is a popular and contemporary American playwright, historian, and author known for his collage-like style of playwriting that utilizes radical reconstructions of found texts. Among his other awards, Charles Mee is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award in drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two OBIE Awards (Vienna: Lusthaus (1986) and Big Love (2002)). Mee’s many works include Fire Island, Summertime, Belle poque, Cafe le Monde, The Four Seasons, Memory Palace, and Night and Day.