Celebrating 64 years of Northfield Arts Guild Theater!
Another opening, another show! Coming up…
By Thornton Wilder
Director: Susan Carlson
April 19-28, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm
Before the world fell in love with Hello Dolly!, there was The Matchmaker. Cunning, crafty and thoroughly modern, Dolly Gallagher Levi knows a good catch when she sees one. When the wealthy Horace Vandergelder hires her to find him a wife, Dolly doesn’t need to look far to find his perfect mate. The Matchmaker is an uproarious romp that reminds us to embrace the unexpected in our lives.
The Children’s Hour
By Lillian Hellman
Director: Julianna Skluzacek
June 7-16, 2024
How much damage can one lie cause? Stopping at nothing to get even, a deceitful 1930s boarding school student starts a rumor that the headmistresses, Karen and Martha, are having an affair. The ensuing scandal throws the women’s careers into chaos and pushes relationships to the brink, with devastating consequences for all. The culture of fear and the power of public shaming make this piece startlingly relevant today.
Inspired by a 19th-century legal case, Lillian Hellman’s landmark drama premiered in 1934 to great acclaim amid tremendous controversy — the play was initially banned in several major cities and the Pulitzer committee refused to attend.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Director: To be announced
August 2-11, 2024
Sir John Falstaff of Windsor decides to fix his financial woe by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. With the help of their husbands and friends, the wives play one last trick in the woods to put Falstaff’s mischief to an end.