The Promise and Roman Fever
Pythagoras Theatre Works presents two plays adapted from Edith Wharton's short stories by playwright Dennis Krausnick. Featuring an original score played live by Composer and Cellist Paul Brantley. Performed together with a brief intermission.
Adapted from Edith Whartons "Les Metteurs En Scene, Blanche and Jean are both Gilded Age opportunists who survive by riding the coattails and trains of the moneyed set, providing companionship and any other diversion their wealthy friends may desire. They are especially versed at playing elegant matchmakers who contrive liaisons and, oftentimes, marriages between Europes aristocracy and the American nouveau riche. Yet, after many years of wearing these masks and playing these roles, an encounter in 1912 Paris reveals the fate that neither could have foreseen.
Features Diane Prusha* and Chuck Schwager.
Recent widows Alida Slade and Grace Ansley leave their New York high-society lives to go on holiday together for the season in Rome, along with each womans marriageable daughter. We find them on a summer afternoon on the terrace of a restaurant that overlooks the ruins of the Roman Forum. Their daughters have gone off for the evening, leaving the two women alone to drink wine and reminisce. However, as the conversation turns to the last time they were in Rome together, old rivalries surface, secrets are revealed and their friendship will be forever altered. Features Corinna May*, Diane Prusha* and David Joseph*.
West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall (View)
9 Main Street
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
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