On November 6, 7, 13 and 14, Mason High School Theater will present Theophilus North
in the school’s Studio Theater. Curtain for each performance is at 8pm with a 3pm matinee scheduled on Saturday, November 7. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, children, and seniors. All senior citizen Mason Golden Comet Card holders
are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal on November 5 at 7pm free of charge, or can reserve a limited number of free tickets by calling the Public Information Office at 398-0474, option 7. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before curtain, or online at www.showtix4u.com
. Additional information can be found at www.masondrama.com
Theophilus North is a new play written in 2006 by Matthew Burnett, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Thornton Wilder. Wilder is best known for his play, Our Town. Set in the Roaring 20’s, the play tells the story of a frustrated 30 year old Yale educated teacher who quits his job and sets out to see the world. Buying a car and heading north, he ends up in the affluent community of Newport, Rhode Island. Taking odd jobs to get by, he gets entangled in the drama and intrigue that the island offers. By helping to improve the lives of those around him, he struggles to come to terms with finding meaning for his own life. It is a funny and touching play that you won’t want to miss. Theophilus is PG rated and contains mild adult language and situations. It is suitable for all but the youngest of audience members.
Theophilus North features a cast of eighteen Mason High School students: Matt Berman as Theophilus North, Anna Kosiarek as Eloise Fenwick, Collin Aldrich as Charles Fenwick, Rebekah Cychosz, as Myra Granberry, Drew Stidham as George Granberry, Yaffa Muhlbaum as Mrs. Cranston, Sophie Lebowitz as Sarah Bosworth, and Spencer Walsh as Dr. James Bosworth. The play is produced by special agreement with Samuel French, Inc.