Alicia York, a resident of Greenfield, performs in the ensemble for the area premier of “Babette’s Feast.” Artistic and sacred passions unite in “Babette’s Feast,” a playful and theatrical adaptation of Isak Dinesen's story, conceived of and developed by Abbie Killeen and written by Rose Courtney.
York has been involved with Acacia Theatre since 2004. Since then, she has usually helped with behind-the-scenes jobs, but her most recent stage appearance with Acacia Theatre was as Kate Keller in “The Miracle Worker” in the fall of 2011.
One of York’s many characters in “Babette’s Feast” requires her to portray an older person. She says, “I worked on the physicality and the voice of my elderly woman character. It's been a fun challenge.”
“I like the idea that this play takes you to a very different time and place
than where we live today,” says York.
Acacia Theatre Company will perform the play March 16 through March 25 in Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.
Two elderly sisters are the center of an austere Norwegian religious community that has renounced all worldly pleasures. Into their world comes Babette, a French refugee, who decides to cook a lavish feast to thank them for their kindness to her. The village elders are suspicious of her intentions, but should they resist the indulgent pleasures of Babette's cooking, or allow themselves to enjoy her gift of grace to them?
Performances will be Friday, March 16, 2012 at 8pm; Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 8pm; Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3pm; Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 8pm; Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8pm; Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4pm and 8pm; and Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3pm.
Tickets will be available by calling (414) 744-5995 or at www.acaciatheatre.com. Tickets will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy ticket. Group (10+) discounts are available.
Acacia Theatre Company
Founded in 1980, Acacia Theatre Company is an independent, non-profit, interdenominational group of dramatic artists who share a common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting theatre from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Through uplifting, quality entertainment, Acacia provides occasion for thanksgiving, growth and enjoyment, and the opportunity for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God. More information is available at www.acaciatheatre.com.
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