Mabel Tidings Bigelow has been fighting to make life do what she wants it to do all her life. Pride's Crossing give us the life of this indomitable nonagenarian, who in her youth was the first woman to swim the English Channel from England to France. As the play opens, the 90-year old Mabel is about to give a Fourth of July croquet party reminiscent of her parents' elegant and famous Independence Day celebrations "in the old days." Mabel wants to entertain her remaining living friends and to honor the visit of her granddaughter and great-granddaughter who are journeying from their home in France to be with her. Although she now is reduced to living in the former chauffeur's cottage on her family estate in Pride's Crossing, Massachusetts, and has only a small and untidy backyard for the festivities, Mabel is determined to have a party in the grand old style. Directed by Glenn Krutoff.
There are additional Saturday matinees on April 10 & 17 at 3pm. No performance Sunday, April 11.
Saturday, April 3 is Club Member Night Benefit. Tickets are $40.