is opening tonight at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
By Matthew Burnett, based on the novel by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Laura Braza
Presented by Dog Days Theatre
In the summer of 1926, thirty-year-old Theophilus North quits his teaching job in New Jersey and embarks on a quest for fun, adventure and his place in the world. When his used jalopy breaks down in Newport, Rhode Island, he takes on odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader) in the elegant mansions of the wealthy, infiltrating himself into the lives and troubles of the residents both upstairs and down. But the greatest adventure in store isn’t at all what he imagined. This captivating, witty and big-hearted gem of a play allows us to newly discover the world at North’s side.
[Brett Mack, photo by John Revisky]