Precious Bane by Mary Webb, adapted for the stage by Meryl Friedman
Directed by Natalie Carmolli
November 2,3, 8,9,10 at 7:30 p.m.
November 7 at 10 a.m.
In the rural hamlet of 18th century Shropshire, a harelip marks Prudence Sarn as a witch. Prue’s brother Gideon convinces her that marriage and family are impossible for someone like her, a social outcast. In his mad ambition for wealth and land, Gideon indentures his sister to his property and lays waste to love, family, and friends.Yet, a traveling weaver sees beyond Prue’s facial disfigurement and recognizes her compassionate heart. As their stories and lives cross paths, greed, ambition, prejudice, and hatred contrast with love’s redemptive power to create a rich and varied tapestry.
It's Calvin Theatre Company's 85th anniversary season and we are privileged to welcome you to our Create, Unite, Renew year of the arts! In 2018-19, we're exploring themes of gender, race, and reconciliation. We're glad for you to join in the storytelling and the dialogue.
This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs