Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

February 20, 2019

PREVIEW: WAM Theatre, Lady Randy

WAM Theatre, Lenox, MA
April 18 -May 5, 2019

The first main stage production of WAM Theatre’s 2019 season is the world premiere of “Lady Randy.” Written by and starring Anne Undeland, the play is an historical drama on the life of Jennie Jerome, mother of Winston Churchill. Performances will take place at Shakespeare & Company’s Bernstein Theatre.

Photo by Kristen van Ginhoven
The play was first developed by Undeland and director Jim Frangione at the Berkshire Playwrights’ Lab (BPL), making this a true collaboration of outstanding regional talent. From the start, BPL has been an essential part of creating “Lady Randy.” BPL’s mission is to give playwrights a safe and supportive environment so they can do their best work.

Undeland will play the title role, with WAM newcomer Mark Zeisler playing the roles of Winston Churchill and eight other characters. Undeland is well known to local audiences for her numerous one-woman shows throughout the Berkshires and VT. Zeisler has extensive credits on Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.

In 1875, the American heiress, Jennie Jerome, seemed to have it all. She had married an English lord; she was young, rich, and beautiful; and she had just given birth to Winston Churchill. “Lady Randy” takes its audience on a dizzying ride through the treacherous, kaleidoscopic sexual and political landscape of her marriage. This was a woman ahead of her time.

Undeland stated, “I hope that the audiences will connect with the production, the character, the story, the energy so that they themselves feel more human, more alive, more able to go outside and say ‘Why not?’”

For further information and to order tickets check WAM’s website at