Riverfront Playhouse to stage ‘Looped’

The Riverfront Playhouse in downtown Aurora announces it is reopening to indoor shows beginning Friday, Sept. 17, with its production of “Looped” by Matthew Lombardo.

“Looped” is loosely based on a true story. During the summer of 1965, film and stage star Tallulah Bankhead, in a somewhat inebriated state, entered a Los Angeles recording studio to re-record (or “loop”) one line of dialogue from her final film, “Die! Die! My Darling!” It would take her eight hours to record one line – much to the frustration and irritation of the film’s editor.

What happened during those eight hours will make you laugh, maybe cry a bit, and appreciate the gumption of an unconventional star who wasn’t afraid to live life to the fullest, and who refused to apologize for breaking the rules, a news release stated.

“Looped” contains adult language and themes.

It stars Kristen Duerdoth, Ric Holloman and Brian Lefevre.

“Looped” runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 23. The theater is at 11-13 S. Water Street Mall, just west of Route 25. Tickets cost $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Reservations can be made at app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=rfph, or by calling the box office at 630-897-9496.

All patrons will be required to wear masks while in the theater. To learn more about the venerable troupe, visit www.riverfrontplayhouse.com.