Henninger Students Star in “The Curious Savage’’
Students at Henninger High School will present “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick at 7 p.m. November 2 and 3.
The comedy, performed through an agreement with Dramatists Play Services, centers around Mrs. Savage, who has been left $10 million by her husband. Mrs. Savage wants to make the best use of the money, even though her stepchildren are eager to get their hands on it.
Knowing that her wealth is now in negotiable securities the only way the stepchildren see to secure the riches is through committing Mrs. Savage to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage has other ideas.
In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money.
Rachel Briscoe is Florence and Keith Cullen plays Hannibal. Other stars include Annie Ellison as Fairy May, Noah Bratt as Jeffrey,
Brooklyn Adams as Mrs. Paddy, Collyn Cook as Titus, Matteo Piraino as Samuel, Ashley Savage as Lily Belle, Harmony Snyder as Miss Willie and Derrick Brown as Dr. Emmett. Brooke Merrifield plays Ethel P. Savage.
The play is directed by Sarah Gentile. Set design is by Lori Lizzio and costumes are by Capri Merrifield. Tickets for the show are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door.