Ken Ludwig's Lady Molly of Scotland Yard to Receive Reading at Asolo Rep | Playbill

Regional News Ken Ludwig's Lady Molly of Scotland Yard to Receive Reading at Asolo Rep

The Florida theatre has joined forces with the Tony-nominated playwright on his latest work.

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Florida's Asolo Repertory Theatre has joined forces with Tony-nominated playwright and librettist Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You) for his new play, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, based on the detective stories by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.

The partnership will launch with a closed reading of the comedic thriller March 10. Asolo Rep Producing Artistic Director Peter Rothstein will direct a cast that includes Matthew Amendt, Trezure Coles, Dylan Godwin, Aneisa J. Hicks, Adelin Phelps, and Sally Wingert. The actors play more than 20 characters.

Lady Molly of Scotland Yard is set in 1940 London as the war rages across the Channel and German bombs drop on the city nightly. Scotland Yard detective Lady Molly Robertson and her partner Peg witness a murder at the Savoy Hotel, and the seemingly simple case leads them deep into the British war effort and the top-secret code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park, where the duo go undercover as cryptographers.

Director Rothstein said in a statement, “Asolo Rep has a long and successful history of producing Ken Ludwig plays: Crazy for You, Three Musketeers, Murder on the Orient Express, The Games Afoot. It is an extraordinary honor that one of the most celebrated playwrights of our time has chosen the Asolo to develop and produce his latest play." 

“Asolo Rep has staged such wonderful productions of my work over the last several years that I knew there was no theatre in the country better suited to developing Lady Molly of Scotland Yard,” added playwright Ludwig. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Peter Rothstein, whose expertise and experience will bring this play so joyously to life.”


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