In a great storm, a man is lost at sea. Willy Carson has survived a boat accident – unlike his friend Colin. The loss affects the whole village, including Louise Rafi, who rules the town’s society and performs yearly in the town’s production of Orpheus and Eurydice (in which she insists on singing “There’s No Place Like Home.”) Hatch, the local draper, decides the accident is proof that extraterrestrial aliens are about to invade. A mix of comedy and politics, one critic described it as “equally influenced by The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” This is The Shaw’s first production of a play by Edward Bond, a contemporary master.
There are also evening performances available on select nights.