April 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
M&D Playhouse is pleased to present The Jacksonian, the fourth production in our 2017 series of eleven plays about relationships. This dark comedy by Beth Henley is set in Jackson, Missippi in 1964. This production is directed by Eric Jordan.
When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter, a gold-digging motel employee, a treacherous bartender, and his now-estranged wife. Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian brims with suspense and dark humor and unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.
The Jacksonian is presented April 20 - 30, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with matinees Sundays at 4:00 PM, at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.
To reserve seats please visit our website at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.
Enjoy food and beverages from our Culture Cafe during the performance. The Cafe opens 45 minutes prior to the performance with light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and liquors available.
Here's what reviewers elsewhere have said about The Jacksonian:
"(A) delectably lurid new play. Ms. Henlkey isn't flirting with the cliches of Southern Gothic and pulp fiction. She's embracing them... The result is her most entertaining work since whe won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Crimes of the Heart..." NY Times
"Henley takes her time building up the characters and situations, able to transcend the inevitable ghost of Tennessee Williams by her absolute security with her own voice..."
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