/ The Seattle Traveler
Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on September 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Taproot Theatre Presents Enchanted April

As summer moves into Indian summer and will move into rainy fall, I can’t help but think of my summer vacation in Italy.  Since it’s going to be awhile before I can get my Italy fix again, at least in person, I’ll be jumping at the chance to relive it vicariously with Taproot Theatre’s production of the romantic comedy, Enchanted April.

Enchanted April at Taproot Theatre Seattle Set in the 1920’s, the play follows four British women who leave behind a rainy English spring and head to a castle overlooking the Mediterranean on the Italian coast for a holiday.  As the gloomy weather and landscape of England gives way to the sun and beauty of Italy, so does the dreariness of the women’s life give way to rediscover love and happiness.  I know how visiting Italy can change someone – it did me.  So who knows, you may find yourself similarly moved as well.

As the story evolves, the women shed feelings of discouragement and find, instead, feelings of hope and inspiration.  In the complicated world where we live today, there’s a message there for all of us.

As the character Lotty says, “Perhaps that’s why we need something beautiful now. To remind us of the possibility.”

Location: Taproot Theatre, 204 North 85th Street (map)

Dates & Times:  Opens on September 25th and runs through October 24th, 2009.  Previews on September 23rd – 24th.  Wednesday and Thursday performances at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Saturday matinee at 2 pm.

Tickets:  $20-33, and $10 for ages 25 and under.  Pay-what-you-can performance on Wednesday, September 30th.  Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office or by phone at (206) 781-9707.

The next production at Taproot Theatre will be the world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol, written by Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh.

Photo credit:  Courtesy of Taproot Theatre

Tags: Enchanted April, Italy, People - Interesting Local People, People Watching, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance, Taproot Theatre, theater, theatre

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