The Ridgefield Thetaer Barn proudly presents our summer black box production, Abelard & Heloise, written by Ronald Duncan and directed by Stefanie Woerdeman, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, July 20th through the 28th.
A Medieval version of Love Letters, produced by Marla Manning and featuring Sheri Breson and Bruce Tredwell, Abelard and Heloise are a celebrated 12th century couple, known for their love affair... and for the tragedy that separated them. They are two well-educated people, brought together by their passion, then separated by the act of her uncle's vengeance. The story is tragic, but what's more interesting is what happened after the agony was over. They do not kill themselves, or marry anyone else (unless you count the fact that both married the church). Instead, they continue to live, write and love separately in religious seclusion. Based on the seven letters which form the correspondence between Heloise and Abelard, this play explores how their love is reignited through their letters in the presence of the Church, the monasteries and convents of twelfth century France.
All tickets are $15, seating is cabaret style and doors open one hour prior to curtain. Guests are invited to bring food and beverage to enjoy before the show and during intermission. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org