The Eclectic Company Theatre presents
The Minister’s Black Veil
Produced and Adapted for the Stage by Timothy Sprague
Directed by Laura Lee Bahr
Starring: Lucas Dixon*, Heather Taylor, Daniel Marmion*, Tyler Tanner, Thomas Ashworth*, Jane Kim, Nicolas Frantela, Aleshya Uthappa, Edward Alvarado, Jacquelyn Poplar*, Michelle Danyn, Marty Yu, Ben Neumann, Sam Kahn, Lana Schwartz, Vera Wheatley
*Actors in this Production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
An adaptation of the classic short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables… Set in a small Massachusetts village circa 1710, the town’s Minister, Reverend Hooper, unexpectedly shows up at Sunday service wearing a black veil over his face. This creates a stir among the townspeople, who begin to speculate about his veil and its significance. They become even more flummoxed when they realize that Reverend Hooper has no intention of removing the veil during a funeral and wedding ceremony later the same day, or ever. They eventually turn to Mr. Hooper’s fiancee, Elizabeth, to reason with him but even she cannot convince him to remove the veil or explain why he has chosen to wear it at all times. Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, superstition and fear still rings true today and reminds us how much influence the Puritan settlers of America still hold over our contemporary beliefs.
April 11 - May 18, 2014
Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday @ 7pm [except Sunday, April 27 which is @ 2pm]
Pay-What-You-Can Performances: April 27 & May 2
General Admission: $18.00
Groups of 10 or More: $13.00 each