Evans to direct three plays at Brown County Playhouse

Professor Emeritus of Theatre Tom Evans will direct three plays at the Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, Ind., in October.

“Grace and Glorie,” by Tom Ziegler, surrounds a feisty 90 year-old Virginian named Grace and a sophisticated career woman from New York, named Glorie. After relocating, Glorie volunteers at the local hospital where she is responsible for the hospice care for one patient, Grace. Initially, the two women struggle to find any common ground. However, overtime, they discover that they may be more alike than they thought. Bonding over the loss of a child, Grace and Glorie discover a new perspective on life and establish a lifelong friendship.

The play opens Wednesday, Oct. 2 and runs Oct. 3-5, Oct. 9-12 and Oct 16-19; performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

“Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself),” by Pulitzer-Prize winner Donald Margulies, is the story of Louis de Rougemont, a young man seeking a life full of adventure. Luckily for him, a sea captain offers the opportunity to join in a pearl fishing expedition in Australia. Eventually returning to London, Louis is recognized as a hero throughout the nation. In this entertaining play, suitable for all ages, the audience will be left to question whether Louis’ story is fact or fiction?

The play runs Oct. 23-26, Oct. 30-Nov. 2 and Nov. 6-9; performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

The third work is an adaptation of the Frank Capra film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” by Joe Landry. This well-known, holiday classic reveals the life struggles of George Bailey. No matter the challenge, George is reminded how wonderful his life truly is through the words and actions of a friend.

The play runs Nov. 29- 30, Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-14; curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. There will also be three matinees beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15.

Audience members purchasing season tickets for all three shows receive a 20 percent discount. General admission single seats run $20 for adults, and $19 for students under 30, seniors over 60 and members of the military. Friday evening performances feature a finger-food buffet and run $26.50.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit browncountyplayhouse.org or call the box office at 812-988-6555.