REVIEW: “The Chalk Garden” at the Ghent Playhouse

by Fred Baumgarten Every generation, it seems, must have its “Chalk Garden.” Major revivals pop up every decade or so like crocuses sprouting in spring. And then there’s the popularity the 1955 Enid Bagnold play enjoys in regional theater, perhaps owing to its meaty dialogue and eccentric characters. Is it any wonder that the Ghent…

“Our Town” Opens at the Ghent Playhouse

A story of daily life, love & marriage and death & eternity in a small American town nestled in at 42°40′ north latitude and 70°37′ west longitude.  This production is directed by John Trainor and runs May 18, 2018 through June 3, 2018. Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is narrated by a…

“Our Town” at the Ghent Playhouse

A story of daily life, love & marriage and death & eternity in a small American town nestled in at 42?40? north latitude and 70′ 37′ west longitude. This production is directed by John Trainor and runs May 18, 2018 through June 3, 2018, at the Ghent Playhouse. Set in the fictional town of Grover’s…

The Ghent Playhouse Presents “Cabaret”

Willkommen! Join us at the Ghent Playhouse where the stage is transformed into The Kit Kat Club as we present *Cabaret*, Tony Award-winner for Best Play in 1967 and again in 1998 for its revival.  Directed by Matthew Teichner, this production runs March 16, 2018 through April 1, 2018. Book by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John…

Sam Shepard’s “True West” Comes to the Ghent Playhouse

The Ghent Playhouse will present Sam Shepard’s dark comedy, True West from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, June 4 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Shepard’s play has become a well-established contemporary masterpiece and the Ghent Playhouse is excited to be staging it. True West made its Broadway…