Pendleton and Handley Set for Mee's Limonade Tous les Jours in NYC

News   Pendleton and Handley Set for Mee's Limonade Tous les Jours in NYC
Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton and Eleanor Handley will star in the New York premiere of Charles L. Mee's romantic comedy Limonade Tous les Jours, which will begin April 3 at the Cell Theatre.
Austin Pendleton and Eleanor Handley
Austin Pendleton and Eleanor Handley Photo by Maia Rosenfeld

Diana Basmajian directs Pendleton (Mother Courage, Diary of Anne Frank, Uncle Vanya, Golden Age) and Handley (Not Waving, Twelfth Night) in the two-hander that will run through April 17. "Set in Paris, Limonade Tous les Jours," according to press notes, "is a delightful & sparkling romantic comedy that tells the story of an American man who meets a French woman in a cafe. Both of them are recovering from recent ruined love relationships. They spend the day wandering through the city together, and speak of all the reasons why they shouldn't fall in love. And so of course, they do."

"I do love this play of Charles Mee’s. I think it’s one of his very best, out of a vast and to me glorious body of work," Pendleton said in a statement. "It’s completely knowing and sophisticated about its wonderfully tricky subject – the romance between an older American man and a fabulously complicated young French woman, in Paris – and yet, under Diana’s direction, it’s as free and innocent as an unmuddied French fountain. And playing it with Eleanor Handley, is a joyous experience."

Joie de Théâtrale with The New Voice Project present the premiere. On March 1 at 7 PM, a special fund-raiser will take place featuring Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls) and Pendleton.

Tickets begin sale Feb. 1. For tickets, priced $18, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. The Cell Theatre is located at 338 West 23rd Street in Manhattan.

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