Woman In Mind
Town Hall Theatre “Generations” Season 2017-2018 jumps into 2018 with Alan Ayckbourn’s dark comedy, WOMAN IN MIND. WOMAN IN MIND will have 12 performances, including two previews, March 1 through March 24, 2018, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.
THT will host three Special Events for WOMAN IN MIND: Opening Night gala, on Saturday, March 3, 2018; LIT UP at Town Hall, a literary salon, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018; and Theatre Club, our post-show talk-backs with complimentary wine, Friday, March 9, and Friday, March 23, 2018. We welcome audiences to enjoy THT’s full bar and entertainment in our lobby one hour before performances.
THT’s production of WOMAN IN MIND is directed by THT’s Managing Director Dennis Markam, and features Suzie Shepard as Susan, Michael Sally as Gerald, Craig Souza as Andy, Erin Gould as Bill, Tim Holt Jones as Tony, Gretchen Lee Salter as Muriel, Brooke Silva as Lucy and Domonic Tracy as Rick.WOMAN IN MIND by “the comic poet of middle class life” Alan Ayckbourn, has been called “perhaps the most daring and poignant” of all the British playwright’s works (The Telegraph) and features a tour-de-force role for an
actress. Essentially a first person narrative, the play is seen through the eyes of Susan, a middle-class English housewife trapped in a lackluster marriage with a dreary, unappreciative family, during the space of 48 hours. After accidentally being conked unconscious by stepping on a garden rake, Susan finds herself suddenly surrounded by the ideal fantasy family, handsomely dressed in tennis whites and sipping champagne. When her real and imaginary worlds collide, and the lines between her truth and fiction increasingly blur, those fantasies take on a comical and nightmarish life of their own.
“ … one of the best women’s roles in the modern repertory … A remarkable, unnerving evening.” – International Herald Tribune
“Laughter and seriousness can travel hand in hand in most of my plays very happily.” – Alan Ayckbourn