The Chalk Garden
September 16,17 23,24,25 30, October 1 7,8,9 2016
(Preview September 15 & Matinees September 25 & October 9)
This is a comedy/drama Time Magazine called "elegantly savage" and the Herald Tribune pronounced, "seen through with wit, literacy and an almost unearthly integrity." The play is set in a handsome manor house outside London. Past and present collide when a mysterious Miss Madrigal answers an advertisement for governess of an unruly teen-age girl. The girl lives with her grandmother, an aging, overpowering, once beautiful society hostess in London who is estranged from her own daughter. Sharply funny, the conflicts of these four women are complicated by a bedridden, tyrannical butler, an ex-felon houseman and a judge who comes to lunch and who may have presided over a murder trial involving Madrigal.
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Theater Review: 'Chalk Garden,' In Sherman, Continues To Charm – Elizabeth Young, The Newtown Bee
The Chalk Garden at the Sherman Playhouse – Mary Hembree, Town Tribune
(09/02/16) Fooling with Human Nature The Sherman Playhouse Opens Comedy Drama 'The Chalk Garden' Sept. 16
Staged Reading – Dracula A new adapation of Bram Stoker's Novel. By Joseph Stephen Russo. Saturday, October 29th at 8:00pm.
2017 Play Submissions
Sherman Players is in the process of planning its 2017 season. We invite area directors to submit play selections for consideration by our play selection committee. Plays are welcome from a variety of genres including: comedy, drama, and musicals. Directors will receive a stipend of $500.
Submissions must include a theatrical resume and a completed submission form (available for download here.)
Email all applications to: email@example.com Please include: "Play Submission" in the subject line. Or mail to: The Sherman Players • PO Box 471 • Sherman, Connecticut 06784 Submission Deadline: November 1, 2016
*If you are a director who is interested in directing, but don't have a particular play in mind, we'd like to hear from you as well. Please send along your resume, along with the time frame you are available to direct.
Directors will be informed of the Board's decision by November 20th.
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