(Bar Mills, ME) The Originals present the Maine premiere of Impossible Marriage from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley. This poetic, whimsical, and wildly funny Southern Gothic fairy tale pokes fun at the heroic struggle between our polite, civilized duties and our innermost primitive desires.

Much to her dismay, elegant Kandall’s (Francesca Jellison) overly romantic youngest daughter Pandora (Molly Bryant Roberts) is to be wed to the brooding Edvard (James Noel Hoban), a celebrated novelist over twice her age.

Floral (Jennifer Porter) Pandora’s wry older sister who is married to the affable and handsome Jonsey (William McDonough III) and due to give birth at any moment, is tryng to help her mother put an end to the unsuitable match.

But it seems Kandall and Floral are not the only ones against the marriage—the groom’s troubled son Sidney (Stowell Watters) arrives with a note from his mother (Edvard’s ex), stating her intention to throw herself from her attic window if the wedding goes forward.

To make matters worse, it appears that even the kindhearted Reverend (Dana Packard) who has come to wed the couple has his own desperate secrets sure to interfere with the impending union!


The Originals in Impossible Marriage

“An intoxicating play that sends up love and marriage.” —Time Out New York
“A blissful visit with a delightfully balmy family.” —The Associated Press

Dates, Tickets and Venue Information

Performance Dates Are:
Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 18 at 2:30 pm*

Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 pm

Tickets for Impossible Marriage are $23 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. The performance on Thursday, October 22 is offered at a “pay what you can” ticket price.

*A post-show talk back with actors and director will take place after the October 18 Sunday matinee.

The Saco River Theatre is located at 29 Salmon Falls Road in Bar Mills (Note GPS is Buxton, Maine 04093). For reservations (advised), please call 207-929-5412 or visit www.sacorivertheatre.org.

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