Classical Theatre Company Reading Series: Why Cupid Came to Earl's Court by Cosmo Hamilton
Why Cupid Came to Earl's Court is a short, one-act romantic comedy perfect for a pre-Valentine's Day outing. The play takes place over the course of one evening in the Robertson's family sitting room. As the Robertson family eagerly awaits the news of their son Henry's recent doctoral exam, the Robertson's Daughter Phyllis and her friends play at cards. The action picks up dramatically when the young Albert slips Phyllis a note asking her to please leave the room and guard the door so that he can propose to her friend Beryl. Phyllis proceeds to read the note aloud for all present company to hear. At the same time Henry returns home and the evening quickly spirals into a series of different proposals and culminates with a surprise visit from Cupid himself.
A pre and post wine reception and a shopping open house starting at 6:30 p.m. will accompany the reading starting, which starts at 7 p.m.