by Hans ten Cate
Sunday, 13 March 2005

The radiant Ms. Carol Cleveland has sent us this update:

“After walking the red carpet at the Spamalot opening (there had better be a red carpet! I've got the Camelot dress to match it!) I'll be flying off to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to start rehearsals for, Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench. This is the same play I went on tour with two years ago in England, playing a 75 yr old New Yorker! Yes...75!!! If you don 't believe me, check out the Press Page of my website You notice that none of the other Pythons are brave enough to make this leap!

“I'll be at the State Theatre Centre For the Arts in Uniontown, PA... and the production is for a limited run, from April 15 to April 24, 2005. See you there!”

Carol Cleveland (third from right) previously performed the role of Anna in a U.K. touring production of Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench in 2003

The playwright, John Penzotti, describes Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench thus:

Anna, Eva, Rose, Gladys and Lala had only two things in common when they met seven months ago. A park bench and a life well lived. Through fond and sometimes painful memories, keen observations and a good belly laugh now and again, these gals are truly on the cusp of eighty going on eighteen. Bound by each other’s strengths, wisdom and witticisms, each one unwittingly prepares for the day they leave the bench, perhaps for the last time. As the journey unfolds its those bonds that ensure, at least for these fearless five, that the grim reaper is not so grim after all.