"Good-Night, Caroline" presented by Candlelight Theatre
Night – a time of peace, rest and quite. But not in Candlelight Theatre's spring production of Good-Night, Caroline. In this trilogy of one-act plays, night becomes chaotic, comedic and all-together ridiculous. Guests will experience three plays, performed in three different rooms of the Presidential mansion ensconsed in candlelight and the Harrison antiques and furnishings.
Night Nurse, Madeline, by James Trofatter, will be performed in the back parlor. Wilfred Hornberry's physician has prescribed rest and quiet. Unfortunately for Mr. Hornberry, his private duty nurse, Madeline McMurphy, doesn't quite understand the concepts of rest and quiet. Will Wilfred be able to maintain his sanity before Nurse Madeline drives him to homicide?
The dining room sets the stage for Suppressed Desires, Susan Glaspell's amusing travesty about misapplied psychology. Henrietta Brewster's obsession with psychoanalysis leads to a completely off-the-wall interpretation of a dream. Will this destroy her marriage? Will her younger cousin run off with the dentist? Or will all be saved before the absurdity of the situation is realized?
Good-Night, Caroline, by Conrad Seiler, will be played in the master bedroom. All Alfred wants is to get a good night's sleep. But at 2 a.m., his wife, Caroline, would rather argue. When Alfred gets out of bed to check into a noise, Caroline finds an ally in a burglar who has entered their home. Her new mission becomes reforming the thief, while getting even with her husband at the same time!
Performances will sell out. Reservations strongly suggested.
Friday, April 17 at 8pm
Saturday, April 18 at 8pm
Thank you to our generous season partners!
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.