A Peek into ‘Private Lives’
The Dorset Players open their 86th season with Noel Coward’s ‘Private Lives,’ a dazzling comedic masterpiece and a whirlwind of love and lust. Director Janet Groom has marshaled an all-star cast. Paul Brinker and Christy Vogel thrilled audiences in last year’s ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical,’ and promise to do so again as Elyot and Sybil Chase. Elisabeth Hazelton and Christopher Restino both gave powerful performances in ‘The Crucible’ earlier this year and will delight audiences as Amanda and Victor Prynne. Newcomer Karen Mailhot is making her Dorset Players debut as the French maid, Louise.
Newlyweds Elyot and Sybil Chase have just arrived at their honeymoon suite. The view is heavenly, until Elyot glances over at the adjoining balcony and sees his ex-wife, Amanda Prynne, also on honeymoon with her new husband, Victor. After a curt reunion, Elyot and Amanda seek out their new spouses, demanding to leave and prevent an embarrassing situation. When neither party agrees to leave, Elyot and Amanda are forced to face each other and realize they are still madly in love. The divorcees abandon their new partners, leaving Sybil and Victor all alone.
Performances will be held at the Dorset Playhouse on October 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19, at 7:30, with a Sunday matinee at 2 on October 20. Tickets can be purchased by calling 802-867-5777 or 802-867-5570. Please join us for an opening night reception with the cast and crew following the first Friday show.Visit dorsetplayers.org for details.