The Curious Savage by John Patrick
at Heberton Hall, next to Keene Public Library
60 Winter Street, Keene
January 30-31, and February 1 at 7 PM,
Tickets at the door: Students--$5, Adults--$7, Families $15
Open Dress (no admission charge) Wednesday, January 29th, 7 PM
Proceeds to benefit the Monadnock Waldorf High School Senior Class Service Trip to “Almost Heaven,” Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia
In this sweet and light comedy, the neglected virtues of kindness and affection triumph over a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty. The Curious Savage takes place in sanatorium whose various residents are labeled as misfits because they cannot adjust to life in the ‘real’ world. But, despite their emotional and psychological quirks, are they really the crazy ones? Or is it everyone else living in a so-called ‘normal’ world filled with insanities?
Mrs. Savage’s late husband has left her $100 million, with which she seeks to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. But her grasping and self-seeking adult stepchildren have other ideas. Mrs. Savage frustrates them by placing her wealth in negotiable bonds, which she hides away. When her greedy stepchildren realize they can’t access the money, they accuse her of “irrational behavior” and commit her to a sanatorium, with the hope of “bringing her to her senses.” There, Mrs. Savage meets the “residents.” These “misfits,” through their simple belief in the rightness of Mrs. Savage’s cause, band together to help her thwart her stepchildren and carry out her dream.
Opening minds to inspired life-long learning, Monadnock Waldorf School, founded in 1976, serves 200 students in nursery-kindergarten through high school. Working with the insights of Austrian educator and scientist Rudolf Steiner, Monadnock Waldorf School is one of over 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide.