Sep 13 2019
Oct 13 2019
Enchanted April

Enchanted April

Presented by Newport Theatre Arts Center (NTAC) at Newport Theatre Arts Center

by Matthew Barber

Directed by Bob Fetes

Sweet-natured Lotty Wilton is suffering depression from the bleak London winter, and from an oppressive relationship with her pompous solicitor husband. When she sees an advertisement in the paper to rent a castle in Italy for the month of April, an idyllic spot “for those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” she jumps at the chance to escape her downtrodden existence. Sensing an instant kinship with fellow housewife Rose Arnott, a severely angelic woman with sorrows of her own, Lotty persuades her along on the adventure.

Seeking to reduce the costs, the two ladies find Caroline Bramble, a beautiful and exhausted socialite, and Mrs. Graves, an overbearing widow, to round out the party. As the month passes, verdant sun-drenched San Salvatore works its magic on each sad and hardened heart, healing grief and bringing hope. And with the arrival of two chastened husbands and one attractive young artist, romance blooms again. Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth Von Arnim’s beloved novel of the 1920s, is a gentle and romantic comedy of manners.

Admission Info

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
​Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Phone: (949) 631-0288

Dates & Times

2019/09/13 - 2019/10/13

Location Info

Newport Theatre Arts Center

2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663