The Moving of Lilla Barton

By John MacNichola

Directed by Jo Durst
February 26, 27, 28, March 1 and March 5, 6, 7 and 8, 1998
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – Edwin Ellis, Madeline Golden, Kris Lee, Rick Smith, Marianne Ulmer, and Ross Hairston Williams

Lilla Barton, the newly widowed minister's wife, refuses to move out of the church-owned house to make way for the new minister. But a gossiping gaggle of Episcopal eccentrics is causing trouble. Lilla and her late husband single handedly designed and built the church vicarage in this small Alabama town. Now that her husband passed on, Lilla is being evicted! The outstanding group is led by an evil Yankee newspaper editor and a crass real estate peddler. The sympathetic bishop and the senior warden, an old Southern gentleman, are trying to help Lilla, but ultimately it is her combination of resilience, vulnerability, and courage that make this heartwarming story soar.

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