The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage is presented by the JP Drama Club.

Performances

  • School Matinee Performance: Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
    • (Please visit here for more information about the school matinee performance.)
  • Friday, December 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes before scheduled start time.

Tickets

  • $7 for Students (General Admission)
  • $12 for Adults (General Admission)
  • Tickets may be purchased from cast and crew members and online. Available tickets may be purchased at the door.
  • Family Discount: We offer a discount to families that include more than four children. If you are interested in receiving this discount, please email drama@jpthegreat.org with the number of tickets you would need.

The Story

Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.

Student Lesson

When the lesson for this production is available, a link to the document will be posted here.

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for this show, please click here.

The Curious Savage is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.