In the cutthroat world of folded napkins, ballroom dancing and countless lessons on poise, grace, and the proper placement of forks and spoons—Mrs. Mannerly has been the despotic ruler of her etiquette class for decades, where no student has ever achieved a perfect score. But when young Jeffrey discovers her secret past, he becomes determined to be the first. Inspired by hilarious memories of his childhood, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher perfectly conjures up the uniquely candid world of a ten- year-old. This irreverent comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and our truer selves. Adding to the fun—Jeffrey is played by a grown man!

“It will have you rolling in the aisles laughing uncontrollably and hysterically...” (The Houston Chronicle)

Cast & Creatives


Jeffrey Hatcher


Ed Stern


Dale Hodges


Ray McAnally

Set Designer

Brian C. Mehring

Costume Designer

Rebecca Senske

Lighting Designer

John Lasiter

Sound Designer

Matthew Callahan

Wig Designer

Kelly Yurko

Associate Set Designer

Shannon Rae Lutz

Associate to Set Designer

Matthew Hollstegge

Production Manager

Michael Lenaghan

Production Stage Manager

Kate J. Cudworth