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Enchanted April

By Matthew Barber, Based on the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim
April 21-24, 2022.
7:30 PM Thursday-Saturday, 3 PM Sunday
Presented on the Veh Stage at Tryon Fine Arts Center
Free Admission

"...A rarity: a play where every single element falls perfectly into place-a show that leaves you positively glowing."

-New York Times


Shakespeare & Friends, along with Tryon-based performing arts organizations, presents the Tony-nominated play Enchanted April this spring. Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon Little Theater, Shakespeare & Friends and Solstice Theater are cooperating on the production, which will run April 21-24, 2022 at Tryon Fine Arts Center.


“As live theater comes back, we thought this was the perfect opportunity for our close-knit performing arts community to work together to bring this beautiful show to life,” said director Catherine Gillet.


Enchanted April was written by Matthew Barber, based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. The play follows four women in 1920s London who rent a villa in Italy to break away from their bleak marriages. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, they rediscover themselves in ways that they could never have imagined.


“The topic is so timely,” said actress Laura Depta. “It’s all about rediscovering a sense of freedom and joy after years of tragedy.”


Enchanted April was a 2003 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and won the John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.


The L.A. Times called Enchanted April a “lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday."


Performances will be held at 7:30 PM Thursday, April 21-Saturday, April 23. The Sunday matinee will be held at 3 PM.


Admission is free in celebration of the return of live theater. Cash donations will be accepted at the door to support the artists. The production is made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council.


Advanced reservations are encouraged; limited seating is available for each performance. COVID-19 precautions will be observed.


For more information and to reserve your seats, please visit

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