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APRIL 5 –27, 2024

FIREFLIES – romantic comedy by Matthew Barber, playwright of Enchanted April


From the novel Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford. 

Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman—until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. Can the unexpected sparks of late-life romance be trusted, or is there truth in the gossip that Abel isn’t all that he seems to be? Either way, the whole town is talking.  “…perfection…[a] beautiful and moving play…” — “…winsome, warm…a charming, quiet love story [that will] warm the cockles of your heart.” —New Haven Register. “…Barber writes in the cadences of classic romance…a well-told story of tentative, late-life love.” —The Hartford Courant. “…a play that reminds us how great theater can be…” —Connecticut Arts Connection.

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