Ed Schaughency Theater
1300 Fifth Street
We close our season with a hilarious musical mystery farce, LUCKY STIFF, with music by Stephen Flaherty and book and lyrics by Lynn Aherns, and are excited to bring to our stage our first musical in years. Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming shoe salesman, comes home after a hard day’s work to discover an unusual telegram. An uncle he never has met, a manager of a casino in New Jersey, has died and intends to leave him millions - provided he takes the embalmed, decidedly dead body to Monte Carlo and to pass him off as very much alive. On arrival, Harry discovers more characters in pursuit of his Uncle Anthony’s money than he ever wagered. Needless to say, hilarity, mistaken identifies, and catchy show tunes ensue. We’re gambling on the fact that you’ll love this production.