Adaptation of Mrs. Henry Wood’s Novel Set for Orange Hall Theatre Stage

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The Apprentice Players of SUNY Orange will depict the original “desperate housewife” during their production of “East Lynne,” set for November in the College’s Orange Hall Theatre.

Adapted from the best-selling Victorian novel written by Ellen Wood, the Apprentice Players’ two-act play will be directed by SUNY Orange alum George D. Gallo. Friday and Saturday performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Nov. 7-8 and 14-15. Sunday showings will begin at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 16.

In “East Lynne,” Lady Isabelle,” a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working but neglectful lawyer-husband and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor. After he deserts her, and she bears their illegitimate child, Lady Isabel disguises herself and takes the position of governess in the household of her husband and his new wife.

Heather Zoll has been cast in the lead role and will portray Lady Isabelle Vane. Joining her on the cast are: Kyle Bosch (as Archibald Carlisle), William Meagher (Sir Francis Levinson), Charity Buckbee (Cornelia Carlisle), Paul White (John Dill), Nichole Handley (Emma Mount Severn), Lauren Byron (Joyce), Theresa Wagers (Wilson), Chelsea Doland (Barbara Hare), Jeffrey Foley (Richard Hare) and Sara Winer (Mrs. Otway Bethel).

Ticket prices for “East Lynne” are: $14, general admission; $10, senior citizens, faculty and alumni; $4, students; and free for active duty military personnel. For reservations, call (845) 341-4789. For more information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4790.

Orange Hall Theatre, located in Orange Hall, is universally accessible. General parking is available in the College parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues.

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Mike Albright
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Middletown, NY 10940