Christmas Comes to Detroit Louie
Windsor Gardens’ Theatre Company: 12/4 – 12/7
L-R: Judy Flomberg, Lynn Nicholson and Barbara Thomas
Written by Bobby Wood and directed by Pamela Clifton, The Windsor Gardens’ Theatre Company’s production of “Christmas Comes to Detroit Louie,” is a magical show that puts one in mind of holiday favorites such as ”It’s a Wonderful Life.”
The seniors who make up The Windsor Garden’s Theatre Company are proving it’s never too late to learn a new skill and embrace theatre arts.
Led by instructor Pamela Clifton, these fun-loving folks find that belonging to Windsor Gardens’ Community Theatre Drama Club is “an excellent opportunity to learn and practice acting techniques culminating in staged performance open to the public.”
The show stars Lynn Nicholson as a small time gangsta named Detroit Louie. This artist, who recently appeared as the detective in Vintage Theatre’s “Harold and Maude,” brings enthusiastic humor to the role.
Nicholson also designed and built the set.
Eva Crawford plays Louie’s sidekick, Harry the Lift. This actor brings lots of laughs as she pilfers purses nearly completely unobserved.
There are two angels who preside over the goings on in the waiting room below.
Judy Flomberg is hilarious as Angel #1. Barbara Thomas is Angel #2. These two actors communicate a sense of fun that’s infectious.
Marilyn Tyler portrays Julie, a 12-year-old blind girl who’s looking for a Christmas healing miracle.
Richard Love plays Mr. Varner, the 80 year old father of Joan (Jeanne Amen) and Cara(Rebecca Stefanski). Things look pretty bleak for Varner since his two daughters are trying to leave him alone during the holidays at a home for the elderly. He needs a miracle, too.
If you missed “Detroit Louie” plan to attend the next Windsor Gardens’ Theatre Company show playing March 5 though 8, 2015. They’ll be reviving the wacky “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Twinkie,” a Windsor Gardens favorite that was first staged in 2002. Marlowe's Musings