Ring Round the Moon

Date

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018
to
Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018

Location

Ethington Theatre
3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017 United States

Time

Various Times

For more information, contact Ethington Theatre Box Office at 602-639-8880 or email ethington@gcu.edu.

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Ring Round the Moon
A Comedic Trifle of Romance and Love Affairs

Take a dreamy journey of romance that twists and turns with poetic sentiments of love, cynicism, melancholy and the true nature of happiness. Tickets will be available for purchase online shortly. If you’re a GCU student, show your Student ID to get one FREE ticket.

Show Dates:  Aug. 24   |   Aug. 25   |   Aug. 26   |   Aug. 31   |   Sep. 1   |   Sep. 2

Synopsis

“Ring Round the Moon,” adapted by Christopher Fry, is a revival of Jean Anouilh’s L’Invitation au Château, which first appeared in 1950 in London and Broadway productions. This comedy follows a Cinderella theme with fairy tale charm, radiating romance and beauty from the stage. Experience the humor and disentanglements that arises when upper-class pretension meets lower-class ambition. Anouilh categorizes his pieces into categories, and with “Ring Round the Moon’s” dazzling and lighter qualities, it’s classified as “brilliantes.”

“A Charade with Music”

Both a parody and play, “Ring Round the Moon” is known by Fry as “A Charade with Music.” It satirically tells a love story in the 1920s that’s darkened by the evil pursuits of a cold-hearted brother, Hugo. He’s driven to end his innocent twin brother’s marriage to an heiress—who has actually fallen for Hugo. To end their engagement, Hugo elicits the help of a ballerina whose mission is to seduce Frederic; however, she also falls for Hugo. An uproarious chain of events unravels.

“Ring Round the Moon” unveils the complex relationship between love and wealth by displaying tender feelings, wit and a wide range of moods set among a beautiful chateau and French country estate. Among the misunderstandings and disenchantments between lovers, “Ring Round the Moon” has a happily ever after ending, after all.