June 21st -29th
Sweet-natured Lotty Wilton is suffering depression from the bleak London winter, and from an oppressive relationship with her pompous solicitor husband. When she sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April, an idyllic spot “for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Sensing an instant kinship with fellow housewife Rose Arnott, a severely angelic woman with sorrows of her own, Lotty persuades her along on the adventure. Seeking to reduce the costs, the two ladies find Caroline Bramble, a beautiful and exhausted socialite, and Mrs. Graves, an overbearing widow, to round out the party. As the month passes, verdant sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope. And with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist, romance blooms again. Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I Enchanted April offers to its characters, and viewers, a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal
Evening performances begin at 7 pm, Matinee performances begin at 2 pm
Refreshements and snacks available prior to the show and during intermission
Performance begin promptly at the scheduled time. Late comers are seated by discretion of the house manager. Late seating is not guaranteed.
MEET THE dIRECTOR - aUTUMN gOMEZ-TAGLE
Autumn attends Kenyon College where she is double majoring in Drama and International Studies. With experience both on and back stage, she is primarily a director and actress. Past credits include writing and directing adaptations of Shakespeare's classics as well as several site specific one act plays for her university's yearly festival . She is the president and creator of The Crow's Nest, a troupe of Shakespearean actors. She was recently in Attic Theater's production of Bus Stop by William Inge, and has just closed a production of Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. She enjoys long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain, and hopes that you are as enchanted by April in Italy as she is!