Provenance

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Sat Oct 19, 12:00am

A tale of a librarian whose self-imposed isolation high atop a mountain is broken by a worldly woman on a quest to read a list of 100 books takes the stage in Little Fish Theatre's second midweek show of its 2018 season. Written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, the 2012 Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee University and directed by Little Fish Theatre Company Member Holly Baker-Kreiswirth, Provenance will make even the most skeptical believe in magic again. Cleo's life is spent caring for rare books in a library reached by driving up a foggy and foreboding mountain. Her only contact with the outside world comes by way of students from the village below, whom Cleo teaches to read – including a gentleman named George, who is in love with her. Cleo's life is forever changed by the sudden arrival of Frances, a cultured connoisseur of first edition publications. Frances is on a quest to read a list of 100 books, and the last book is in Cleo's library. Frances has also summoned her estranged daughter, Amelia, to join her. But when the final book on her list turns up missing, Frances refuses to leave and Cleo faces a hard truth about her own life. Provenance is a story about the books we read and the stories we tell.

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Great story. Strong Cast. This show was just a lot of fun to watch. The actors kept the audience engaged.

sweet - Thomas Tileston


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Great story. Strong Cast. This show was just a lot of fun to watch. The actors kept the audience engaged.

sweet - Thomas Tileston