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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain, a staged reading
January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on January 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Capital City Theatre presents a charming story of Two English cartographers who visit the small South Wales village of Ffynnon Garw, to measure what is claimed to be the “first mountain inside of Wales.” It’s 1917 and the war in Europe continues. The villagers are very proud of their “mountain” and are understandably disappointed and furious to find that it is in fact, a “hill.” Not to be outwitted by a rule (and the Englishmen who enforce it) the villagers set out to make their hill into a mountain, but to do so they must keep their English guests from leaving before the job is done. The village people prove that togetherness and perseverance can prevail.
The music, lyrics and stage adaption based on the movie with Hugh Grant were written by Madison native, Frank X. Sommers. It is a unique chance to see a staged reading of a new musical at an essential state of development. It’s a one of a kind experience for Madison Wisconsin and a key point in its journey to larger productions!
For Ages 12 and up