Enchanted April by Matthew Barber—adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim—is brought to life on the stage of the Peterborough Theatre Guild under the direction of Judi Wilson. Set in 1922 in both England and Italy, it follows the story of two women who dream of vacationing in a castle in Italy after discovering an ad in the newspaper—with the cost being quite dear at that time of £60 for a one month stay. So with that, Lotty (Julia Johnston) and Rose (Sheila Charleton) place an ad of their own to find two additional ladies to accompany them on their journey to help share in the cost. Two vastly different women respond to the ad and Lady Caroline Bramble (Emily McFarland) and Mrs. Graves (Jennie Ryan) share the castle with Lotty and Rose, both who are eager to escape their husbands and take in the flowers and sunshine the Italian coast promises to offer. During their stay, the ladies all discover something new about themselves and blossom in ways that they didn't expect and that take them by surprise.
The production also stars Ray Ulbikas, Kenn Gibb, David Adams and Maria DeCiccio.
The show runs this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. It continues next week from Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with the finale a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, August 17th.
Tickets are available by calling the box office at 705.745.4211.
More pictures from the production here...