Dreams From A Summer House

By Alan Ayckbourn, Music by John Pattison

Directed by Karl Reinhardt

A couple is preparing for an al fresco party while their hapless ex son-in-law is holed up in their summer house, drinking off his divorce while he completes illustrations for a new edition of Beauty and the Beast. When he conjures Belle to life and she appears in the garden unable to understand English unless it is sung, her fantastical presence wreaks havoc with the all too real lives around her. The story develops into a cliff hanger when the Beast also appears and carries off the strident ex wife. This outrageously comic battle of the sexes delightfully illustrates the disparity between romantic ideals and earthly reality, proving once again that true love is impossible but necessary.

"It is almost impossible not to be seduced by this fanciful flight of the imagination." Daily Telegraph.

"A masterpiece in plot design with some marvelous characters." Stage & TV Today.

Produced by Lodi High School Theater at Lodi Community Performing Arts Center, 1100 Sauk Street, Lodi

Performances: November 5-6, 2010

Performance Times: November 5 and 6 at 7:00pm.

Ticket Prices: $5 for HS student-aged and younger, $7 for adults.

Call 608-592-3853 X4466 for reservations or more information.

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