A Crooked French Affair

A Crooked French Affair

Wisconsin Premiere and first ever in-person performance!

March 23–26, 2023
Goodrich Little Theatre, Fond du Lac, WI
Directed by Kim Ruyle

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$20 premium, $16 regular, $12 economy. Tickets are $3 more at the door.
Contains some adult language and themes.

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A Crooked French Affair is presented as part of World Premiere Wisconsin, a state-wide festival celebrating new plays and musicals from March 1 – June 30, 2023. To learn more visit www.worldpremierewisconsin.com.


Perry, a wannabe playwright/director, has written his first play, A Crooked French Affair, ostensibly a dramatic romance set in the royal court of Louis the 15th. When he pitches his play to the dysfunctional Board of Directors of the Pity Falls Community Playhouse, it throws them into a conniption fit. Against all odds, Perry’s play is selected, and now the real work begins with the cast of amateur, inept actors, who work on a set and in costumes designed by recruits from the local junior high school. Complicating everything is an undercurrent due to the affair between Perry’s wife and the husband of Avis, a board member who is recruited to play a part in Perry’s play. On opening night, the production loses its way yet creates a stunning audience reaction and a fortuitous discovery for Perry.

About the Playwright: Kim Ruyle

Kim E. Ruyle is a playwright based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and The Playwrights’ Center. His stories come from a unique perspective. A US Army veteran with blue-collar roots, Kim went on to earn three master’s degrees and a PhD. He had a 30-year career as a leadership and talent management consultant. Writing for the stage is a second career for Kim beginning a few short years ago. His first four plays have won awards and productions.

Learn more: https://www.kimruyle.com/