Parnassus on WheelsParnassus on Wheels
Written by C.S. Whitcomb, Based on the novel by Chroistopher Morley
Directed by Stephanie Mulligan
January 5 - February 11, 2018

Show Title Sponsor: ANDY & NANCY BRYANT

Purchase Tickets | $34/adults, $32/Senior. Discounts for students and groups.

On January 5, 2018, Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb’s adaptation of Christopher Morley’s debut novel Parnassus on Wheels. This is the story of a strong, smart woman trying to find her path and create a worthy destiny for herself in a man’s world – a world where women don’t yet have the right to vote. It is also the story of first love arriving surprisingly in middle age, and a celebration of the love of good books and how they can enrich the hardworking lives of poor, dirt farmers and small town folks. At times both comical and affectionate, Parnassus On Wheels continues to remain as relevant as it did when it was first released 100 years ago

Parnassus on Weheels - Jan 5 - Feb 11, 2018The story: In 1910 rural New England, frustrated, forty-something Helen (Amanda Soden) has spent years taking care of the family farm. Each day as she tends to her chickens and biscuit baking, she dreams of doing more with her life.Tired and itching for adventure, she impulsively buys a caravan filled with books from a wiry Irishman named Roger (Orion Bradshaw) and takes to the road as a traveling bookseller. With Roger’s help, Helen attempts to enlighten rural farm folk whose reading is limited to the Sears catalogues and Farmer’s Almanacs. As Helen travels the countryside and learns the book selling trade, she runs into adventures, life lessons, and unexpected love.

Others in the cast are Jeff Gorham, Don Stewart Burns, Daphne Dossett, Chris Forrer, Maggie MacKenzie and Luke Wyngarden.

The creative team includes stage direction by Stephanie Mulligan, scenic design is by John Gerth, lighting design is by Becca Priddy, costume design is by Marychris Mass, sound design is by Sharath Patel, and properties are by Sarah Andrews. The stage manager is Amanda Maxwell Sundman and the producer is Steve Knox.

Ticket Information

Performance schedule:  Performances begin January 5 and continue through February 11, 2018, playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, one Wednesday performance (Jan. 24) at 7:30 PM, Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (Jan. 7, 21 and Feb. 4), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Jan. 14, 28 and Feb. 4, 11). The show’s title sponsor is Andy & Nancy Bryant.

Ticket prices: $34/adults and $32/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or click here to order online.