Theophilus North

Event Date

Fri, 11/10/2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Room Number

McCoy Theater

Contact

Kevin Collier

Phone

901-843-3839

Department

Set in the tiny resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, during the height of the Jazz Age in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North follows the exploits of the title character as he searches for adventure and his place in the world. Quitting his teaching position in New Jersey, and stranded in Newport after his jalopy breaks down, thirty-year-old Theophilus takes odd jobs in houses of the wealthy, infiltrating himself into the lives and troubles of Newport’s residents, both upstairs and downstairs. -Samuel French

by Matthew Burnett based on the novel by Thornton Wilder directed by David Jilg