“What The Butler Saw” Opens Tonight At Morgan-Wixson Theatre

Saturday, 4 May 2013, 9:10:00 AM

Mitch James

Morgan-Wixson Theatre presents the classic British farce “What The Butler Saw” this Saturday, May 4 through May 26 at 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica starring Phil Apoian and Harold Dershimer.
Photo by Marc Ostroff
Morgan-Wixson Theatre presents the classic British farce “What The Butler Saw” this Saturday, May 4 through May 26 at 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica starring Phil Apoian and Harold Dershimer.

Morgan-Wixson Theatre presents the classic British farce “What The Butler Saw” this Saturday, May 4 through May 26 at 2627 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica.

“What The Butler Saw” (1970) is in the tradition of mid-century British comedies, which is to say that it is sexy, naughty, and very funny.

Dr. Prentice is the head physician at a private and very exclusive psychiatric clinic.

He is interviewing Geraldine for a secretarial position while making a frankly inept attempt to seduce her.

Being a doctor, he takes advantage of his position to encourage her out of her clothes so he can examine her.

Inopportunely, Mrs. Prentice arrives with a young man in tow Nicholas, to whom she has promised the secretarial position, as he is blackmailing her.

Geraldine is forced to go into hiding wearing only her skivvies or even less.

Further complicating matters are the arrival of a government inspector, Dr. Rance, checking out the clinic and, subsequently, a police sergeant.

Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. General tickets are $20. Students and senior tickets are $18.

The show contains some adult content and is not recommended for children.

For more information or reservations, call 310.828.7519 or visit www.morgan-wixson.org.

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