WATERVILLE — “Calendar Girls,” a comedic play written by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi made famous by the 2003 British film adaptation staring Helen Mirren, will be stage at the Waterville Opera House, 93 Main Street,Sept. 15-24.

The production will feature some of the community’s most talented actresses and actors.In addition to showcasing local talent, the Opera House also will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center.

The show opens Friday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, Annie and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for new furniture in the local hospital waiting room by posing nude for an “alternative” calendar with fellow members of the Women’s Institute. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descends on the small village.

The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame. Based on the true story of 11 women who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, “Calendar Girls” contains tasteful nudity.

Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for youths and seniors. For more information, call 873-7000 or visit operahouse.org.

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