Gordon in the News: last updated 04/12/2007

Gordon Theatre Arts Department Presents “Enchanted April”

April 12, 2007

Ashley Hopkins
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA - For their Spring 2007 production, the Gordon College Theatre Department presents Enchanted April - a romantic comedy about four distinctive English women, initially strangers, who plan a brief escape from their bleak, gray England existence to a charming Italian seaside villa. Once in the ocean air and fresh blooming wisteria, each woman discovers a new sense of joy and happiness in their lives. Written by Matthew Barber, the Enchanted April performance at Gordon will be directed by Norman Jones, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts.

"I love the story because it's all about healing and there are always surprises in the way people are healed, often times from unexpected sources," says Jones. "People who are in quiet states of desperation, their personality and lives are utterly different, but when they're put into a beautiful spring-like environment, each in there own way become agents of healing for the other and do find reconciliation and hope in unexpected places."

The four English women are played by senior Elizabeth Polen as Lotty Wilton, senior Jill Rogati as Rose Arnott, junior Kimberly Kurczy as Lady Caroline Bramble, and senior Anne Colpitts as Mrs.Graves. Enchanted April features eight cast members (five women, three men) in total, all of whom are Theatre Arts or English Majors at Gordon.

"This performance is very much an ensemble," adds Jones. "There isn't one particular role that carries it because every actor is working together and that has been a real joy."

WHAT: Gordon College Spring Theatre Production Enchanted April

WHERE: Margaret Jensen Theatre, Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Rd., Wenham, MA

WHEN: April 20-21 and 24-28, 2007. Tuesday - Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees, 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday evening performances: $13 general admission, $10 for students and seniors. Tuesday and Thursday evening performances, and Saturday matinees, $11 general admission, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased on-line by visiting the Gordon College website at www.gordon.edu or by calling the Gordon College ticket line at 978.867.3400. Tickets will also be available at the door before each performance.

Photos for Enchanted April are available upon request, please contact Ashley Hopkins at 978.867.4569 or e-mail .

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