The Seton Catholic Drama Departments are bringing Ring Round the Moon to local audiences the first weekend of December.
Adapted from Jean Anouilh’s play Invitation to the Castle (1947), Ring Round the Moon is a whimsical jaunt of love and matchmaking. Set in the winter garden of an estate during a ball, the poor but lovely dancer Isabelle has arrived at the invitation of Hugo, a charming scoundrel and twin brother to Frederic, a young man hopelessly in love. However, Hugo believes that Frederic loves the wrong woman–the manipulative millionairess Diana–and wants to use Isabelle to break up the engagement.
At the same time, Isabelle must hide her identity (and melodramatic mother) to play the part of a wealthy socialite. Lady India, Hugo’s eccentric cousin, is the mistress of Diana’s father Messerschmann, but carrying on a secret romance with Messerschmann’s secretary, Patrice. And Madame Desmortes, the hostess of everyone, has just about had it with everyone’s secrets. A light confection of mistaken identities and heartbreak schemes, Ring Round the Moon is joyful and sublime in its portrayal of a Cinderella finding her true love at an unexpected ball.
Ring Round The Moon performances are Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Seton Catholic College Prep, located at 9000 NE 64th Avenue, Vancouver.
There will also be a special Adults Only Cocktail Reception before Saturday Night’s Performance at 5:00 pm for Appetizers, Wine, Beer, and community in support of the Drama Departments.
Tickets to all shows and events are available at https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/BLi7Qw?vid=w0nyv