A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS Screened at Ridgefield Playhouse Tonight
Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business will delight when it is seen Live in HD from London's National Theatre tonight, June 25, at 6 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Close-ups and interesting camera angles, exclusive insider information and the convenience of attending near home make this event a must-see. A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval), A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield), is offering a special $45 prix-fixe menu, or a free glass of wine with dinner the night of this event when tickets are presented; reservations suggested This series is underwritten by Jeanne Cook, Anita and Nicholas Donofrio, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Marilyn and Joe Kreitz, Joanne and John Patrick, Starbucks Coffee, Sabina and Walter Slavin, Taylor Zemo Foundation, The Ridgefield Press and Whistle Stop Bakery.
In A Small Family Business, Jack McCracken is a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law's business, he's approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack's integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over, and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.
For tickets ($25 adults, $20 seniors/members, $15 students, $18 each in Series), call the box office at (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.