LOVE AT WILLOW MANOR
Six Original Plays Written and Directed by Linda Thomas
Tiverton Four Corners Arts Center
3850 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
Reservations: 401-624-2600 or 401-849-3611
Dates: November 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20, PRESS NIGHT: November 11
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 piano & wine bar, 8 p.m. Show
Sunday matinees: 2:30 piano & wine bar, 3 p.m. Show
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors
Playwrights Place Productions presents “Love at Willow Manor,” by Linda Thomas, a collection of six short, award-winning plays that depict what Garrison Keillor likes to call “the grace of ordinary life.”
Set at fictional Willow Manor Retirement Community, these plays bring to light, through sharp drama and gentle comedy, the wisdom, laughter and courage of a life stage that deserves celebration. “These plays are for everyone,” says Thomas. “You might recognize your parent, your granddad, your nana, or yourself.”
Thomas, as playwright and director, is especially proud of the eleven cast members she assembled for Love at Willow Manor. Many are well known to the Rhode Island stage and each of them has studied with some of Rhode Island’s finest directors. Brilliantly cast in senior roles are Joan Batting, Clare Blackmer, Jim Brown, David Christner, Pam Faulkner, Jane Fierstein, Marie Hennedy, Paul Koumrian, Tom Oakes, Katherine Sheridan and Linda Thomas.
Love at Willow Manor is making its Rhode Island debut at Tiverton Four Corners Arts Center. The Cat just completed a run in New York City at Triangle Theatre’s Beast Festival. The Will won the Spotlight Award at the Old Opera House Theater’s New Voices Festival this year, andThe Gentlemen Callers was featured at Barker Playhouse’s New Works in Progress this summer and was directed by Rhode Island College Theater Department’s professor, William Hutchinson. The entire collection, Love at Willow Manor, was honored by the Eileen Heckart Senior Drama Competition and is archived at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theater Research Institute at The Ohio State University, at Columbus.
Playwrights Place Productions is continuing its mission of bringing the works of local playwrights to the Rhode Island stage.