Sam Bass Community Theatre is about to start the run of its next production The Chalk Garden and you’re in for a treat. This week I got the chance to drop by and catch a dress rehearsal and interview Director, Frank Benge.
The Chalk Garden, written by Enid Bagnold who also wrote National Velvet, is the story of a family in turmoil and in particular the troubled triangle of relationships shared by a grandmother, mother and daughter.
The story adds another layer of tension when a mysterious governess is hired to take care of the troubled daughter who lives with her grandmother and is estranged from her mother. As you can guess from the title of the play, there is a garden involved, but you’ll have to catch the play to see just how it all works together. [Read more…]