July 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 pm at McQuaid Jesuit High
School, 1800 South Clinton
Handicap accessible. Tickets will be sold at the
door for $10.
by N. Richard Nash
directed by Stephanie Roosa
Take a smart and spirited couple. Put them in a mystifying
asylum. Confuse them about what is real and what is not. Let them try to work
out their own happiness and their own understanding – of each other – of the
world outside their room – and of the differences between reality and
illusion. Watch them grow to genuinely love one another, watch them fight, and
then watch them laugh together. They give each other the strength to resist the
watchful asylum and the interfering psychiatrist. They enjoy their games, their
play, their pretenses. They decorate Christmas trees that are not there. They
have vulnerabilities: their fragile connections to each other and to their
elusive selves. Would they be any better off in the outside world? Are we?