Time: October 29, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Gateway Players Theatre
Street: 111 Main Street
City/Town: Southbridge, MA 01550
Website or Map: http://www.gatewayplayers.org/
Event Type: theater, performance
Organized By: David Corkum
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2011
The Rimers of Eldritch
By Lanford Wilson
October 28 & 29; November 4 & 5 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 PM
Directed by: Rip Pellaton
Produced by: David Corkum
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York and supported in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors
This show deals with adult themes and is not recommended for young audiences.
Please Call 508.764.4531 to reserve tickets!
THE STORY: As Martin Gottfried comments, "It is a simple one. A mystery, really. A man has been murdered. The mystery is, who he is, who murdered him and what were the circumstances? And to solve it, Wilson looks at the outsides and insides of his tiny, Middle Western town. He looks at a middle-aging woman who falls in love with the young man who comes to work in her cafe. He looks at a coarse, nasty woman mistreating her senile mother, who is obsessed with visions of Eldritch being evil and headed for blood-spilling. He looks at a tender relationship between a young man and a dreamy, crippled girl. But Wilson sees far more than this. He is grasping the very fabric of Bible Belt America, with its catchword morality ('virgin,' 'God-fearing') and its capability for the vicious. He senses the rhythm of its life and the cruelty it can impose. He understands the speech patterns of its loveless gossips, its sex-hungry boys, its compassionless preachers, its car-conscious blondes." In the end his portrait of Eldritch is full length, and the truth of its revelations will be pondered long after the stage lights have dimmed and the play has ended.