Watermark Theatre’s 2017 10th Anniversary summer season will be extended by one week to September 2. The theatre has seen an increase in season ticket passes by 28% so far this summer and individual tickets are already outpacing last summer’s showing of Blithe Spirit and The Glass Menagerie, which saw a 30% increase in individual tickets over the previous season.
This summer’s productions of Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon and Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw have both received outstanding critical and audience response.
Four performances of Barefoot in the Park will be added on August 28 and 31 at 7:30 pm, as well as on September 2 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Three performances of Mrs. Warren’s Profession will be added on August 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, as well as September 1 at 7:30 pm.
“We are, of course, thrilled that we’re able to add extra performances and play right into Labour Day weekend,” says Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, “we’ve had such a wonderful response from audiences so far this season and we’re expecting crowds to increase even more over the rest of the summer.”
The romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park is a 1963 play about a free-spirited bride and her buttoned-down groom who settle down to some rocky happily-ever-aftering in a New York City walk-up, occasionally invaded by the bride’s wacky mother and the quirky bohemian who lives in the attic.
George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren’s Profession, written in 1893, tells the story of Mrs. Kitty Warren who worked her way out of the London slums and now lives abroad, having provided her daughter Vivie with the education and means to grow into a smart, independent young woman of strong convictions. When Mrs. Warren returns, mother and daughter discover that neither is the woman they thought they knew.
Tickets can be purchased at watermarktheatre.com or 902-963-3963.