by Matthew Barber
Lotty Wilton and Rose Arnott, two housewives whose lives have grown stagnant in their marriages to Mellersh Wilton and Frederick Arnott respectively, belong to the same church and women’s club, yet have not met. An amusing twist of events lead the two women to one another, and then to sunny Italy for a holiday. Through an ad, Rose and Lotty elicit the company of two co-renters, Mrs. Graves, a cold widow invulnerable to emotion, and Lady Caroline, a flamboyant flapper. The mix of these four ladies couldn’t be a wider variety of personalities, and their interactions manifest great amusement, tension, and poignancy. Throw into the mix two self-absorbed husbands who have to prove their worthiness, a charming Italian Landlord, and a scene-stealing maid and the result becomes astounding.
NYtheatre.com claims, “Enchanted April is a show that leaves you positively glowing.” and the Hartford News says it’s, “the kind of play that reminds you of why you love theatre.” Enchanted April was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and won the 2003 John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.
This show played April 21 – May 14, 2005
Enchanted April Cast and Production Staff
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