"Pajama Game" Debuts at Theatre in the Park

Published 08/14 2014 01:14PM

Updated 08/16 2014 11:13AM

PETERSBURG -- It's the story of a couple torn between the love they share and the ideals they embrace. Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site opens the classic musical "Pajama Game" this week.

Show summary:

"The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy (from the creators of Damn Yankees). Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 and a half cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well."

Click the video to hear from Pajama Game stars Mark Wheeler and Becky Bertram about the inspiration they take from this musical and why director Sean Rose says this is a must-see show!

Tickets are available through the Theatre in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site web site: www.theatreinthepark.net. Each show has a 7:00pm pre-show in which the director discusses the play. Curtain is at 8:00pm for all performances (Fri-Sun 8/15-17 & Thurs-Sat 8/21-23).

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