Clara - Summer Play
Written and Directed by Mary Guzzy
Starring Sarah Jeanette Taylor
‘Clara’ a one act play by Mary Guzzy [is] brilliantly and sensitively acted by Sarah Jeanette Taylor – Rex Hearn, Berkshire Record
Ventfort Hall is delighted to announce the opening of an original play for its annual summer theatrical production. Written by Mary Guzzy, the new one-woman play Clara presents the intriguing Clara Schumann (1827–1897) wife of Robert Schumann, mother of eight, distinguished pianist, composer, and lifelong friend of Johannes Brahms.
The play showcases Clara’s musical talent and artistry alongside the personal saga of her marriage to Robert Schumann and friendship with Johannes Brahms. Despite the demands of marriage and motherhood, she cultivated a distinguished musical career and legacy of her own. During her life, Clara was accepted and declared one of the greatest pianists of the Romantic Era, a rare feat for a woman of the Gilded Age.
World Premiere Opening – July 6th at 7 pm
Reception with actress, Sarah Jeanette Taylor, following performance.
Shows every Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm; Friday and Saturday at 4 pm; and Sundays at 10 am
July 6 – September 2