“Holiday” season just beginning for Wellesley Summer Theatre

Holiday photo from Wellesley Summer Theatre CompanyFrom Wellesley Summer Theatre Co. regarding its upcoming play “Holiday” (by Philip Barry), which starts next week at Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre in Alumnae Hall on the Wellesley College campus and runs into early February:

Set right before the onset of the Great Depression, “Holiday” tells the story of one man’s undying ambition to live life on his own terms. Ambitious Johnny Case believes he’s met the girl of his upwardly mobile dreams when he falls for Julia, and pledges to marry her, over her father’s strenuous objections. With one more big deal to set him up for life, it’s all falling into place for him. But it’s Julia’s sister, Linda, who turns out to be Johnny’s kindred soul in this upper-class comedy of manners.

But Johnny is driven by a desire to “save” part of his life for himself. He questions whether it is worth living a life without adventure? Is money the answer to everything? These questions continue to plague the American consciousness, especially today in the wake of our economic recession.

Performances

Thursdays Jan 10, 17, 24, 31  @ 7pm

Fridays Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 @ 8pm

Saturdays Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 @ 3pm and @ 8pm

Sunday Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3 @ 3pm

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $10 for Seniors and Students. More info/reservations required:  Call 781.283.2000

The theatre is handicapped accessible, for disability services Jim Wice @ 781-283-2434

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