August 5 The Lambs hosted a presentation of an award winning play about Geroge Burns and Gracie Allen. “The Raconteurs” was written by Lauren Milberger, and her four-actor play was semi-finalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Center National Playwright Conference. Lauren has written extensively about Burns and Allen.
George Burns, legendary 100-year-old entertainer finds himself telling the story of his and wife Gracie Allen’s life story, with his best friends Jack Benny and Mary in The Raconteurs: A story of Burns and Allen. From Vaudeville to radio and finally to television. George spins a tale of romance, songs and success as the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur. Is the key to living a great life the same as crafting a great joke? Or is truth-in-comedy a myth? Relive some of your favorite George & Gracie moments, as well as some you never knew!
The response from the pack-ed house was tremendous – and Lauren has agreed to en encore presentation later this year!