Our 2017 Season-A Delightful Quarantine
Ashfield Community Theater is pleased to present A Delightful Quarantine, a wonderful comedy by Mark Dunn. In a small Pennsylvania town, an abrupt quarantine shuts the residents and visitors indoors for three days. During the confinement secrets get revealed, conflicts arise and fall, and friendships and relationships blossom anew or fall apart completely. A Delightful Quarantine gives us the interwoven stories of seven households; “a woman reunited with her daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-two years earlier; a man with a secret that upends his marriage; a woman with fourteen cats; a foiled house burglary that must wait three days for the police; a re-kindled high school romance; two young couture-obsessed little girls “home alone” for the duration; and a brother who cannot honor his sick sister’s greatest wish.” (Publisher’s website)
The performance is directed by Dan Jarvis. Rose Carragher is the Stage Manager. The play is co-produced by Jackie Walsh and David Knowles. Costumes are by Marcine Appel, Stefan Topolski designed the lighting, Jasper Cowley acquired the props, and Chip Roughton designed the sound.
The cast includes: Cynthia Claudio, John Iverson, Lucy Robinson, Chip Roughton, Jackie Walsh, Abby Rosner, Addie Broady, Holly Wescott, Barbara Cortez-Greig, Trish Perlman, Sue Tracy, Alan Rice, Reba-Jean Shaw-Pichette, Mary Kearney, Bekki Tippens, Katie Joyce, and David Knowles.
Performances are May 26, 27, and 28, and June 2 at 7:00. There is a matinee performance at 2:00 on Sunday, May 28. All performances are at the historic Ashfield Town Hall on Main Street (Rte 116), right in the center of Ashfield. The Town Hall is wheelchair and walker accessible; parking is free on the street.
This production is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Commission through Local Cultural Council grants.
For twenty years the Ashfield Community Theater has produced high quality plays performed by regional actors and enjoyed by thousands of audience members from all over southern New England.