Sally Struthers will co-star with Carter Calvert, who will play the legendary country singer Patsy Cline, in the Asbury Park Theater Company’s Dec. 1-10 production of “Always … Patsy Cline.”
“We are so honored to welcome Sally as Louise Seger, the Texas housewife who befriended Patsy Cline at a local honkytonk early in Cline’s career,” said William Whitefield, the company’s producing artistic director, in a press release. “We have been itching to get her back to the main stage since she was kind enough to host APTCo’s kickoff fundraiser, A Little Musical Night, back in the Summer of 2019.”
The show will feature a live band, with Calvert singing Cline hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces” and “Walking After Midnight.”
Struthers, best known for her work on the groundbreaking sitcom “All in the Family,” has played the role of Louise Seger before.
“People don’t know who Louise Seger was, so I can take the artistic license and play Louise the way I wish to play her,” said Struthers in a Los Angeles Daily News interview, about 10 years ago. “It is a wonderful chance for me to create a character that still says the lines that were written but do them the way I believe Louise must have felt in her heart about Patsy because she was just an over-the-top fan.”
Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley, “Always … Patsy Cline” premiered in 1988 in Houston and has been produced off-Broadway and in many other places since then.
For information and tickets, visit asburyparktheatercompany.org.
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