RIO GRANDE — It seems while times have changed, the conversations that take place behind closed doors between married couples have not, as is evident in the stage play “The Fourposter”, written by Janet de Hartog.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., The French Art Colony’s Riverby Theatre Guild brings to the stage the story of the comedic ups and dramatic downs that go hand in hand with a 25 year marriage.
In telling his story, de Hartog passes over none of the standard moments of fear, pathos and unconscious comedy. The play begins with Michael carrying Agnes over the threshold and into the bedroom. In the second scene, a year later, Michael must run for the family doctor. In the third, ten years later, Michael is prevented from losing his head over another woman. The fourth scene details the couple’s shocking realization that their son is growing up. The fifth scene takes place on the day of their daughter’s wedding and the final scene finds the bedroom being dismantled and Michael once more carrying Agnes across the threshold.
“The Fourposter” is the first production of the French Art Colony’s Riverby Theater Guild’s 2013 Season. Upcoming productions include, “Aladdin”, and the musical production, “Annie”.
“The Fourposter” stars real life married couple Steve and Jessica Sisson and is directed by Michelle Miller. Performances are Saturday, February 9 and Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m. each night at the Bob Evans Farm Event Barn in Rio Grande. Tickets are $12 each and includes a dessert and drink at intermission. Reservations are requested. Call (740) 446-3834 for more information.