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2013-2014 Season Brochure
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My Cousin RachelAdapted by Diana Morgan
Directed by: Kyle McClaran
From the novel be Daphne du Maurier
Performances: August 19-September 11, 2010
This enchanting story is set in a great house in Cornwall which has been inherited by young Philip Ashley on the death of his uncle and surrogate father.GARLAND CIVIC THEATRE CONTINUES “MY COUSIN RACHEL”
[ Right: Brandon Simmons as Phillip Ashley, Emly Hunt as Mrs. Secombe, and Evelyn Davis as Rachel Ashley ]
Garland, Texas, August 25, 2010 — The staging of Daphne du Maurier's best selling novel, "My Cousin Rachel" continues for the next three weekends. This enchanting story is set in a great house in Cornwall which has been inherited by young Philip Ashley on the death of his uncle and surrogate father. His uncle had gone to Rome, married a young Italian widow of short acquaintance and then died under mysterious circumstances. The widow, "cousin" Rachel, comes to visit Philip and her charm and grace soon wins her friends and the ardent devotion of Philip himself. As his attraction for the alluring Rachel increases, Philip's health declines, confirming to him the fear that Rachel is actually poisoning him. The mounting tension leads to the famous twist ending which leaves nagging doubts as to where guilt and evil should fairly be assigned.
[ Left: Gregory Phillips as Nicholas Kendall and Kristen DiFrancesco as Louise Kendall ]
The production will run Friday through Sunday, August 27 - September 11, 2010 with a performance on Thursday, August 26 at the Granville Arts Center, 300 North 5th Street in downtown Garland. Call the Arts Center Box Office at 972-205-2790 for tickets. All tickets are $20 which includes service fee. There are discounts available for KERA members and groups of 10 or more. Note that Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday evenings are at 8:00 Pm, and matinees are at 2:30 PM.
"My Cousin Rachel" was adapted for the stage by Diana Morgan. The theatre's Artistic Director, Kyle McClaran, is directing the production and designing the costumes and the set and the light design is by Catherine Montgomery. The cast includes Brandon Simmons as Phillip Ashley, Evelyn Davis as Rachel Ashley, Gregory Phillips as Kendall, Kristin DiFrancesco as Louise, Daniel Anderson as Antonio Rainaldi, and Emily Hunt as Mrs. Secombe.
Garland Civic Theatre, a member of Garland Chamber of Commerce and Texas Non-profit Theatres is beginning its 43rd season. Underwriters include Linda J. Braga, Dr. Lisa Garner, and Garland Power & Light. Season sponsors include Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Inc. and The Dallas Morning News. Visit the GCT website at www.garlandcivictheatre.org or call 972-485-8884 for additional information.
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