Tred Avon Players offers an escape to sun-drenched Italy with the captivating production of “Enchanted April” adapted by Matthew Barber of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel, opening April 25.
Two frustrated English housewives flee their bleak marriages in post WWI England and invite two other women. It’s a beautiful saga of four divergent women attempting to counteract the gloomy aspects of their lives by renting a lovely Italian villa during the enchanting month of April. Among the wisteria bushes and Mediterranean sunshine, their lives bloom again in a comically restorative journey of discovery as these courageous women recapture their sense of self and their renewed joy of life and love. The holiday journey changes and enhances their lives, and new adjustments occur when Lotty and Roses’ husbands join them as well as the owner of the villa.
Romantic, delightful, touching and outrageously funny, “Enchanted April” is directed by Mary Fawcett Watko, with Judy Gannon as assistant director. Equally charming and enchanting is the cast of Donna Allen, Paul Briggs, Maggie Garey, Dianne Hood, Alison Lynch, Erik Murray, Lynn Sanchez, and Rob Sanchez.
Producer is Fiona Foster, stage manager is Rob Lynch, and set designer is Lawrie Jessup, with props & set decoration by Julie Barnett, Gail Woodall, and Steve Clyburn. Light designer is Skipper Marquess with costume design by Kate Levey assisted by Janet Pfeffer, Felice Scher, and Mara Wolff. Light operator is Patrick Fee and sound operator Bill Gross.
Enjoy an entrancing conclusion to Oxford Day Weekend on Sunday April 28 with a delicious Tuscan Brunch at OCC at 12:00 followed by the matinee performance of “Enchanted April” at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25 which includes brunch and show. Mimosas and Bloody Mary's are offered at an extra charge.
"Enchanted April" opens on Thrifty Thursday Preview, April 25 at 7pm with two-for-one tickets. Fridays & Saturdays April 26, 27, May 3, 4, 10, & 11 at 8pm and Sundays April 28, May 5 &12 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students with ID. All performances are at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford, MD. For information and reservations, call 410-226-0061 or order online.
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Your Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card is now welcome at TAP’s box office. No, we don’t have a system to reserve seats with a credit card yet, but we’re moving in that direction! Of course, we still love cash and your check is always acceptable.
TAP is funded in part by a General Operating Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, with funds provided by the State of Maryland and by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a similar grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, agencies which believe that a great nation deserves great art, and that promotion of the arts is good for our families, our businesses and our communities.