‘The Chalk Garden’ now playing at The Sherman Playhouse

‘The Chalk Garden’ now playing at The Sherman Playhouse

The Sherman Playhouse is showing Enid Bagnold’s comedy-drama, The Chalk Garden.

The Chalk Garden is a psychological chamber piece that explores the secret world of childhood through the prism of a dyed-in-the-wool British dowager, Mrs. St. Maugham, and her precocious and equally eccentric granddaughter, Laurel. When enigmatic Miss Madrigal is hired as household companion and manager, the two finally meet their match.

The production features a talented cast of area actors: Jody Bayer (Danbury), Carey Van Hollen (Southbury), Noel Desiato and John Taylor (both Sherman), Erin Shaughnessy and Charles Roth (both New Milford).

The Chalk Garden is under the direction of Chesley Plemmons of Sherman.

The Chalk Garden runs Sept. 23, 24, 25 and 30, and Oct. 1, 7, 8, and 9 Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. Tickets for all shows are $22 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under.

Reservations can be made online at shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.

The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse) in Sherman.

Photo (l to r): Erin Shaughnessy and Noel Desiato as Miss Madrigal. Photo credit: Trish Haldin Photography

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