OXFORD – The stage is the place where love goes awry this weekend as the Oxford Drama Club draws the curtains for its rendition of “Anything Goes.”
Showtime is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Ticket prices are set at $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.
Scripted during the period between two world wars, “Anything Goes” takes a light approach on love and mischief. The musical tells the story of Cole Porter, a young man who falls victim to love at first sight when he sees a beautiful blonde boarding a luxury cruise liner against her will.
Porter takes it upon himself to rescue the girl who he later learns is an English heiress that ran away from home and is being rushed back to England. With the help of Reno Sweeney – a nightclub singer who secretly admires Porter – Porter’s able to stay hidden on the ship disguised as a gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law.