Premiere performance of “A Crooked French Affair” this weekend!

We are proud and excited to produce the first-ever in-person performance of “A Crooked French Affair,” a new play by local playwright Kim E. Ruyle.

The synopsis of the show: Perry, a wannabe playwright/director, has written his first play, A Crooked French Affair. Against all odds, the play is selected by the dysfunctional board of the Pity Falls Community Playhouse. Now, Perry must push his show to opening night despite inept actors, shoddy sets and costumes, and a complicated affair between Perry’s wife and the husband of Avis, an actor in the play and theatre board member.

“The play is a wild ride—it’s hilarious, irreverent, and fast-moving,” said Ruyle, who is also serving as the director for the show. “The cast and crew are doing a fantastic job and seriously rising to the occasion.”

The cast features Nicholas Wagner, Liz Gonzalez, Mike Detert, Ellie Thelen Clementi, Emma Johannes, Paul Gedlinske, Liz Wustrack, Lynn Moon, Kurt Schuller, and Valerie Wendtland.

“The cast members of this show are doing an amazing job,” said Eva Thelen Dunphy, FDLCT board member. “The few scenes I got to see during their rehearsal had me laughing out loud!”

FDLCT will present “A Crooked French Affair” at the Goodrich Little Theatre, located at 72 W. 9th Street, Fond du Lac, WI. The show features adult language and innuendo. Showtimes are March 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at or in person at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. Guests can also purchase tickets at the box office one hour before each show for an additional $3.