Written by Edith Wharton, 1911
Performed February 1st through 4th, 2018 at the Newton Cultural Center Auditorium
Continuing with our tradition of literary adaptation, NTC used this production to take a fresh look at this classic Edith Wharton's classic New England tale. With inventive staging and a unique set up, this beautiful show captured the intimacy and tenderness of Wharton's original text.
When a stranger arrives in a small New England town, she becomes fascinated by Ethan Frome, an aging man with a limp who has spent his whole life in the area. As the story unfolds, the stranger learns more about Ethan's younger days and his struggle to balance his obligations to his ailing wife with his love for another woman. Heartbreaking yet sympathetic, the play explores the strains of small-town life and people's desperate need to feel loved.
Special Thanks to:
Linda R. Plaut, Director, Mayor's Office for Cultural Affairs
Jeannie Smith, Associate Director
Newton South High School
Newton North High School