Students from across the pond to perform comedic play at Tabor

Mar 27, 2017

Marion — Student actors visiting Tabor Academy from Ellesmere College, a high school in England, will present a comical show to the Tabor and tri-town community on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Will Parker Black Box Theatre, located on the second floor of Hoyt Hall, 235 Front St. The show is free and open to the public.

The English visitors are here on exchange for one week after Tabor students visited them in England during their March break, sharing their rendition of “The Laramie Project.” The exchange has been taking place every other year for more than 20 years.

The visiting students will present “Gosforth’s Fete” an English farce by Alan Ayckborn done in one 40-minute act. The scene is a tea tent being prepared for an afternoon fête into which Councillor Emma Pearce enters and meets Milly, who is organising the tea along with local landlord, Gosforth, Milly’s secret lover. The affair is revealed to Milly’s fiancé as the spotty sound system they are trying to fix for the event finally cooperates just as he enters the scene. Ominous weather, the local vicar’s gossip, a marching band and a pack of unruly children set the stage for a hilarious comeuppance for Mr. Gosforth.

Tickets are free, but as seating is limited. Call to reserve a seat at 508-748-2000.

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