A Child's Guide to Innocence by Vincent Sessa
Three generations of Italian-American women humorously and poignantly grapple with life, loss, and the path to happiness in "A Child's Guide to Innocence."
The cast features outstanding performances by Laura Houck, Elizabeth Lardie, and Kathryn Perry playing 3 sisters, then a mother and her daughters, then a grandmother and her granddaughters. From first loves to spiritual quests to celery stalks, from the war-torn 40s to the chaotic 70s to the disorienting 90s, the human condition is exposed in its glorious contrariness as each character charts her journey through life.
This lyrical, life-affirming drama by Vincent Sessa (New England premiere) is directed by Al D'Andrea, with lighting by Iain Odlin and costumes by Denise Knue.
Performances run May 15 through 24 at the gorgeous Ludcke Auditorium, UNE Portland campus, 716 Stevens Avenue.
The New York Times hailed the play, calling it "as delicate and nuanced a drama as you'll find, its three actresses telling a sublime intergenerational tale beautifully... It's a lovely portrait of how ordinary lives can be defined by a few pivotal moments, of how the world's great events can have a profound impact at a very small, personal level."
Friday March 15 at 8 p.m.
Saturday March 16 at 8 p.m.
Sunday March 17 at 2 p.m.
Friday March 22 at 8 p.m.
Saturday March 23 at 8 p.m.
Sunday March 24 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and $18 (student/senior). For tickets or more information visit www.snowlionrep.org or call (207) 518-9305.
Ludcke Auditorium at Portland campus of University of New England (View)
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|