Ice Glen opens tonight, February 5


Ice Glen

Cast photo, Ice Glen

Opening Friday, February 5 at 8:00 PM

Joan Ackermann’s

ICE GLEN

directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner

Fridays February 5, 12, 19 at 8:00 PM

Saturdays February 6, 13, 20 at 8:00 PM

Sundays February 7, 14, 21 at 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 PM

A reclusive poet. An editor. And a bear… Westport Community Theatre invites you to an evening of theatre that you’ll long remember after the closing act – beautifully written, wonderfully performed, Ice Glen is extraordinarily funny, warm, witty, moving and thought-provoking. The imaginative staging envelops a lovely play with a cast of rich characters that leave you with a lot to think about.

Set in the autumn of 1919 in the Berkshires, close to the Ice Glen, a Berkshire “cottage” estate is home to an eclectic household – Sarah, an earthy, fiery woman who is a gardener and poet living on a Berkshire “cottage” estate, the widowed lady of the house, an Irish cook, a chauffeur/butler/handyman, and a childlike young man. Into their circle comes the editor of Atlantic Magazine, who wants to publish Sarah’s poems, and a. The nature of beauty, the purpose of art, the privacy of personal expression, the artist’s responsibility to the world, and other mysteries of the human heart unfold in a story that is suspenseful, poignant, and highly satisfying. The cast features the talents of Samantha Burgan, Will Cohn, Mark Frattaroli, Linda Gilmore, Ann Kinner, Jim Perakis and Susan Vanech.

Critics have called this 2003 play “Beautifully written…a story of nature and change” Talkin’ Broadway” … A theatrical triumph.” The Rogovoy Report … “Ice Glen melts  hearts and warms the audience from start to finish… a lovely Gilded Age love story that reveals shades as exquisite as a Massachusetts fall.” The Mercury News.

Produced by Joan Lasprogato, the production’s inventive set was designed by Alexander Kulcsar, with a complex, fanciful lighting design by Jeff Klein, executed by Amy Louise Carter with Janet Adams on sound

We look forward to seeing you!

Tickets range from $14 to $18. Groups of 10 or more enjoy a $2 per ticket discount, and there is a special “Student Rush” discount 15 minutes prior to performances for students of all ages with a valid student identification card.

For reservations, contact the Box Office at (203) 226-1983.

Go to www.westportcommunitytheatre.com for directions to the theatre.

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