by Joe Orton
Directed by Tim Beagley
October 4th – November 3rd
A wild and anarchic farce skewering English manners, the medical establishment, and the police force, Joe Orton’s final play explores a psychiatrist’s clinic where the staff are just as much in need of treatment as the patients – maybe more! There’s a potent mix of sex and violence in the air as Dr. Prentice and his wife jostle for power, and the seemingly innocent Geraldine finds herself caught in the middle.
One of the funniest plays ever written, What the Butler Saw has the slamming doors and mistaken identity that Altarena does best. If you liked Boeing-Boeing and One Man, Two Guvnors, you’ve love What the Butler Saw!