Mini European Vacation a la Taproot

Two yeataproot4rs ago, I went to Europe for two weeks.

Last Friday night, I went to Taproot Theatre in Greenwood to watch Enchanted April.

Taproot has created a mini-European vacation for the simple price of admission.

Enchanted April is based on the 1922 book by Elizabeth von Arnim.  It is the story of two women (and their two traveling companions) who escape their war-torn, rain-soaked dreary English lives for a month of sunshine in Italy.  As the four women begin to blossom under the warm Mediterranean sun, their souls, too, begin to flourish.taproot1

This is truly an incredible cast.  No cast member outshines the others (or lags behind) – they are all simply fantastic.  Transporting us to the early 1920’s, they let us see the inner lives of people devastated by war and loss.  As they enjoy the sunshine of Southern Italy, a freedom of expression comes over the group, and each person discoverstaproot2 a new focus and zest for life.  The audience roars with laughter throughout the play, and we are each left a little richer, perhaps refocused, having had a mini-vacation from the struggles we are living in today.

One thing that is particularly impressive about this play is the set design – it is a step above Taproot’s usual sparse design, with a complete revision at intermission.

Pay-what-you-can night is September 30. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 206-781-9707 or at the theatre’s website.

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One Response to “Mini European Vacation a la Taproot”

  1. Kirsti Says:

    Hi!

    I found you via From Eternity To Here -discussion at Free Believers Network – just picked one site that had been included in the discussion.

    What a delight to learn about this play, I’m so glad for all who’ll see it. I love the film and would like to share the experience. I learn more about what happens in the hearts of these women – and their men – each time I see the film.

    I passed the information to a friend in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,just in case she might have a chance to visit and get in.

    I cannot expect to be able to get on a plane and see this production, but I’m glad it’s there just the same!

    Greetings from tampere, Finland,
    from Kirsti Hanhijärvi

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