Sonoma Arts Live opens its 2020 theater season with Enchanted April, a comedy of manners with three women at a sun-drenched Italian castle, and the wisteria is not the only thing in bloom. The show runs January 25 through February 9 on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall.
The show centers on three London housewives who pool their savings for a ladies-only getaway. Together, under the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash, bond, and grow – until surprise guests arrive and threaten to spoil everything.
“It was a well-loved movie back in the 1980s, and we look forward to seeing what Director Larry Williams creates with this lovely period piece about women pushing the boundaries of society,” says Jaime Love, the company’s executive artistic director.
The work is based on the Elizabeth Von Arnim novel that was all the rage in the 1920s. Williams describes it as “a wonderful comedy about four dissimilar women that leave their rainy, dreary, tired lives for a holiday that will change their lives forever. We have such a talented cast and a delightful story… it’s a great way to start the new year.”
The cast includes Lyndsey Sivalingam, Katie Kelley, Sheila Lichirie, Laura Davies, Julianne Bradbury, Giovanni Amador, Jason Soares, and Matt Witthaus. The show runs through February 9, including three Sunday matinees, at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St.
Tickets are available at Sonomaartslive.org or the box office at 707.938.9018.