The Curious Savage

By John Patrick

Directed by Michael Truman and Molly Vanderlin

This warm-hearted tale centers on Mrs. Ethel Savage, a slightly eccentric widow. As the recipient of her deceased husband’s estate, she wants to make the best use of it, despite her stepchildren’s selfish attempts to get their hands on it. Mrs. Savage, however, has put her wealth into negotiable bonds in the hopes of establishing a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams, much to the siblings’ chagrin. They then commit her to a “sanitarium” in the hopes of shocking her to her senses. There she meets a variety of social misfits. These wonderful individuals immediately endear themselves to Mrs. Savage. With the help of her new-found friends, Mrs. Savage leads her stepchildren on a merry chase which eventually brings them to the pits of humiliation and despair. The dominant mood is comedy with plots, plans, and hi-jinx, however the philosophy is far from laughable. The audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty.

Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Sun Prairie High School Auditorium, 220 Kroncke Dr. Sun Prairie,

Performances: February 1-10, 2008

Performance Times: February 1, 2, 8, 9 - 7:30 PM February 10 - 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Adult $10.00 - (Above High School to 54) Senior Citizen $9.00 (54 and above) Student $6.00 (High School and Below)

Call 837-8217 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 17; 9:00 – 11:00 AM and Sunday, November 18; 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the SPCT Barn, 500 Bird Street, Sun Prairie. Roles for 5 Adult Men and 6 Adult Women.
Those auditioning will read from the script. For more information contact directors Michael Truman 628-1604 or Molly Vanderlin 513-3722.