Play Captures Sentiment of Valentine’s Day
A heart-warming play that stresses the importance of being loved for
who you are will highlight a Valentine’s Day weekend performance at
“This is a sweet comedy with a lot of sentiment. It is perfect for Valentine’s weekend,” says faculty director Joe Jezewski.
Alma College Theatre presents “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 in the Remick Heritage Center’s Strosacker Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up and free for Alma College Staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
The play opens in the living room of The Cloisters, a mental institution, where three step-children bring their wealthy step-mother, Mrs. Savage, to the living room.
Mrs. Savage’s step-children think she is crazy for spending their inheritance to start a fund in honor of her late husband. She desires to help others realize their own hopes and dreams.
During her time in The Cloisters, Mrs. Savage makes friend with other patients who are in their last phase before they are released. She discovers they seem saner than most people outside of the institution.
Director Jezewski says the patients “have obstacles but are loving people with a lot of hopes and dreams. These people grow to love Mrs. Savage just as she is.”
Rockford senior Linnea Curdy performs the role of Mrs. Savage. Other members of the student cast include Worthington, Ohio, sophomore Emily Bartlet, Findlay, Ohio, sophomore Tara Bouldrey, Jenison sophomore Justin Dietzel, Royal Oak sophomore Amanda Ewing, Bay City junior Rachel Markill, Holly senior Andrew Martz, Chesaning senior Joshua Olgine, Gowen sophomore Logan Ricket, and Laurel, Maryland, senior Okwara Uzoh.
Posted: Fri, February 6th, 2009 at 11:26AM