The Depot Theatre will complete its 2011 season with a world premiere of an original play by Canadian Playwright Daniel Lillford.
“The Cabbage Patch” concerns Ex Canadian Army Capt. Arthur McKay, who, since leaving the Army, spends his time as part-time inventor and devoted gardener living in Nova Scotia.
“The Cabbage Patch” is directed by Broadway veteran John Christopher Jones and featuring the Depot’s Artistic Director Shami McCormick, Kent Burnham (Almost, Maine” 2009), David Murray Jaffe (“The Drawer Boy” 2010, “Heroes” 2009, “Off the Map” 2008), Beth Glover (“Living Together” 2011, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” 2010, “Round and Round the Garden” 2009, “Guys and Dolls” 1998), JT Waite (“The Woman in Black” 2005), and Depot Theatre newcomer, Steven Patterson, who has a laundry list of professional credits in regional and national theaters.
Playwright Daniel Lillford has been working as an author, director, dramaturge and actor for 28 years, both in Australia and Canada. He started his playwriting career in the early 1980s, having world premieres of over a dozen of his plays at La Mama Theatre in Melbourne. In Canada, Daniel’s plays Apple Tree Road, The Mystery of Maddy Heisler and Snow Dance had their world premieres at the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro in 1999, 2006 and 2008 respectively. He also writes for radio and film. Daniel’s plays have been nominated for numerous awards in Canada and Australia.
“The Cabbage Patch” opens at the Depot Theatre on Friday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. The opening night performance will be followed by a reception in the lobby with the actors and crew. The play will run through Sunday, Sept. 18. Call the Depot Theatre box office at 962-4449 for exact dates and times. The Depot Theatre also offers Name Your Price Night for “The Cabbage Patch” on Monday, Sept. 12. “The Cabbage Patch” is sponsored by Chazy Westport Communications.