‘I shall make love to your husband’: ‘A Little Night Music’
Published 4:33 pm Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Desiree has invited Egerman and Anne to a weekend in her family’s country home. But Malcolm plans to invite himself and Charlotte to the same house party. Malcolm plans to keep an eye on Desiree and Egerman, and Charlotte’s plan is to throw herself into Egerman’s arms, causing her own husband’s jealousy and securing his loyalty to her.
Since she is confident that Egerman will succumb to her charms, she predicts this affair will leave Desiree without either of her lovers. The young and foolish Anne agrees to Charlotte’s plan, as the disappointments of love have strengthened their friendship.
Does Charlotte go through with her plan? Does Egerman stay with his wife, his former lover or this new paramour? Will the count’s penchant for dueling solve any of his problems? And what of Egerman’s son – who seems to be in love with his own stepmother?
Richard Sharkey, director, and Pam McNeil, music director, promise the answers to these and more questions during performances at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Performances will be Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26, with show times at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and 3 p.m. on Sundays. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Tryon Little Theater at 828-859-2466 or visit the box office at 516 S. Trade St., Tryon, Mon–Sat, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
– article submitted by Mimi Alexander