Each spring Algoma Christian School presents a play for your entertainment. Elementary students are treated to a sneak preview the day before, and everyone is invited to attend the two-day event which is always a crowd pleaser!
Ethel P. Savage
"The Curious Savage", By John Patrick
SUMMARY: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her deceased husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, the children commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life outside the walls of The Cloister. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves and leads them on a merry chase. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty.
Directed by Amy Lyons and Cheryl Newsted
Photo credit: Michael Coghlan, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/