[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse continues its 2022-2023 season with the whimsical “Invitation to a March.” A young Long Island bride-to-be falls asleep whenever her fiancé discusses their future together. Wedding plans become complicated when she is woken by the kiss of a free-spirited stranger. Written by Arthur Laurents, directed by J. Peter Bergman, the show runs February 3-19 at 6 Town Place in Ghent, NY. Tickets can be purchased at GhentPlayhouse.org.
While brimming with expectations of married life, the approaching reality puts Norma Brown to sleep. With overtones of a famous fairytale, it is when kissed passionately by an unshackled, unambitious plumber that she awakens to the possibility of adventure. This ignites a battle between the two families and two of the permanent residents who become entangled in their lives. Incidental music is by Stephen Sondheim.
“Invitation to a March” runs for three consecutive weeks: February 3-19, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets are available online only: $23 for members, $28 for nonmembers, and $12 for students. Tickets and memberships can be purchased at GhentPlayhouse.org with no additional processing fees.
In addition to this comedic play, Arthur Laurents is the author of musical plays such as West Side Story and Gypsy, screenplays The Way We Were and The Turning Point, and many many other plays. Laurents earned a Tony Award for Best Musical, Golden Globe Award, Screenwriters Guild Award, Writers Guild of America Award, and the National Board of Review Best Picture Award and many many others.
“RUTHLESS – The Musical” April 14-30
“The Nether” June 2-18
While proof of vaccination will no longer be required for entry this season, in an effort to ensure the safety and enjoyment of audience members, the Ghent Playhouse will continue to require that masks be worn throughout all performances.