A delightful crush fest of summer love – Amicus Productions’ A Month in the Country

Sounds wonderful! Many of the cast have previously appeared on Alumnae Theatre stage – most recently Chris Coculuzzi and Carol McLennan in The Lady’s Not For Burning (January 2014). Other familiar names include Kathleen Jackson Allamby (February) and Zvi Gilbert (Homeward Bound).
A Month in the Country director Maureen Lukie was a delightfully flustered Mrs. Bennet in Alumnae’s 2009 production of Pride & Prejudice, with real-life spouse James Lukie as Mr. Bennet.

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A month in the country Spent a delightful afternoon at the Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills yesterday for a matinée performance of Amicus Productions’ A Month in the Countr y (Ivan Turgenev, translated by Constance Garnett and adapted by Christopher Douglas), directed by Maureen Lukie.
Family, friends and household staff feel the heat – and, in most cases, not just the seasonal temperature – at the country home of Natalya and Arkady. Secret love and repressed feelings bubble to the surface, creating a chaotic mess of dramatically comic proportions during a series of surprises, confessions and emerging rivalries.
Lukie has an excellent cast, consistently strong across the board, for this comedy of love. Kathleen Jackson Allamby is lovely as Natalya; conflicted, bored and adored, equal parts caged lioness and spider spinning. Chris Coculuzzi gives a stand-out performance as Mihail, sharp-witted with an equally pointed tongue, all the while simmering with a desperate love for his…

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