Have you ever wondered what is required in order to decide if someone is insane or not? For the answer to that question, along with an evening of laughter and enjoyment, come see the upcoming production of “The Curious Savage” presented by the performing arts department at Carbon High School. Performance dates are Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Monday, March 4 at the Carbon High School Auditorium. Curtain is at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors.
“The Curious Savage,” written by John Patrick, is a story where the dominant comedy reigns, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty.
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. The children, knowing that the widow’s wealth is out of reach, commit her to a “sanatorium” hoping to “bring her to her senses.” But, Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium, she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. However, when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The greedy stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to manipulate Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her composure and leads them on a merry chase. Finally, her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they help Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans. The last scene, a farewell party, is a delightful fantasy where each “guest” in the sanatorium gets to live, at last, some hopeless dream for something they were never able to before.
Don’t miss an evening of fun and laughter as the students at Carbon High present“The Curious Savage,” another quality theatre presentation from Carbon High School.