Main Stage Productions
Theatre TJC’S: Theophilus North
by Mathew Burnett
Based on the Novel by Thornton Wilder
Direction by Dr. David W. Crawford
April 27-May 1, 2016
Box Office opens Wednesday, April 20, Office hours are M-F from 10am-6pm Call 903-510-2212
Where: Jean Brown Theatre
This astonishing charmer of a play is based upon the semi-autobiographical final work of three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning icon of American letters, Thornton Wilder.
Set in the tony resort town of Newport, RI, during the height of the Jazz Age in summer, 1926,Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, thirty-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs (tennis instructor, French tutor, private reader…) in houses of the wealthy, infiltrating himself into the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, both upstairs and downstairs. But the greatest adventure in store is not at all what he has imagined…Wednesday through Saturday performances @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2p.m.
Price: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Box Office: 903-510-2212
Theatre TJC box office opens one week prior to performances. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays only throughout the run of performances. 903-510-2212