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.