When Annie’s husband, John, dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. 

They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. 

The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame.

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, 1130 E. Sumach St., will stage Tim Firth’s touching British comedy “Calendar Girls” on Jan. 25-26, Feb. 1-3, 8-10. The play contains adult content and language.

Sunday matinee performances begin at 2 p.m. 

All other performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Late seating is not permitted. 

The cast of “Calendar Girls” includes Jesse Betts, Lola Bloom, Chanel Finnie, Terri Gilbert, Rich Hinz, Nathan Loomer, Cate Lyon, Heidi McFarley, Pam Murray, Jeremy Reed, Jenn Riggs, Marjorie Sanborn, Terri Trick and Dyani Turner.

George Smith and Kay Fenimore-Smith are directing with Barbara McKinney producing. 

Tickets to “Calendar Girls” — $20 for adults, $15 for students/youths — will be available online at ltww.org beginning Tuesday. 

Season pass holders may call the box office at 509-529-3683 on Monday to reserve seats in advance.

The production is sponsored in part by Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center with additional support from Lash


A volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, Little Theatre has produced live theater in Walla Walla since 1944. 

For more information about the 2018-2019 season of live theater at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla see ltww.org