“The Curious Savage” is celebrating it’s 60th year anniversary. The show opened on Broadway, October 25, 1950 at the Martin Beck Theatre. The plot centers around Mrs. Ethel savage (originally played by Lillian Gish on Broadway) who has been left ten million dollars by her husband. She wants to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. Her step-children have other ideas. Wanting to get a hold of the money, they commit her to a “sanatorium.” In the “sanatorium”, Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits who end up helping her with plans against “the family.” The audience is left with a feeling of hope for the often neglected virtues of kindness and affection.
The Rivertowne Repertory Players presents “The Curious Savage” tonight, June 12th at 8pm and runs June 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th at the Masonic Theatre, 516 Hancock St. Purchase tickets at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., 252-638-2577
Submitted by: Linda Roach, Vice-President, Rivertowne Repertory Players