Remember the 1954 movie “Sabrina” with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart and the later re-make with Harrison Ford in 1955? Both movies were based on the play SABRINA FAIR by Samuel Taylor.
Theatre in the Woods production of SABRINA FAIR, a charming romantic comedy, opens Friday, July 20, and runs for two weekends until July 29, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. indoors at Estonian House, 14700 Estonian Lane, in Riverwoods (1/2 mile north of Deerfield Rd. off Milwaukee Ave.)
The 1954 movie entitled “Sabrina” was based on the play and starred Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and William Holden. Artistic Director Donna Lubow (Riverwoods) directs this Cinderella story about Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of a chauffeur who works for the wealthy Larrabee family, who live in a mansion on the North Shore of Long Island. Returning from a five-year stay in Paris, Sabrina presents herself as a young woman of beauty, charm, sophistication and zest for living, so different from the domestic’s daughter the family had largely ignored. She proclaims her desire “to do everything and see everything, sense everything; to know that life is an enormous experience and must be used. To be in the world, and of the world, and never stand aside and watch.”
Cast in the show are Highland Park residents Rick Goldman, Elizabeth Mazur, and Jim Scott, Glencoe residents Barbara Anderson and Edward Kuffert; Emily Paul and Laurie Hartung of Chicago, Dave Lemrise of Buffalo Grove, Denyse Leahy (Park Ridge), and Gary Grenholm (Evanston).
Producer of the show is Managing Director, Jeri Solomon (Northbrook). Assistant Artistic Director is Kathie Howski of Riverwoods. Set designer is Marc Cohn (Chicago), Lighting Designer is Frank Rose (Chicago), Sound Designer is Bob Boxer (Buffalo Grove). Recent Stevenson High School grad Joey Lubelfeld is Stage Manager.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Group rates are available. To reserve tickets: call 847-604-1990, email TIW300@comcast.net, or order on the website at www.theatreinthewoods.net.
Theatre in the Woods is a not-for-profit theatre sponsored by the Village of Riverwoods.