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The Corn is Green
9 April @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm$22 – $40
by Emlyn Williams
Miss Moffat, a determined Englishwoman, inherits a house in a Welsh mining village, in 1895. She decides to set up a school for local children, to get them out of the mines. In doing so, she discovers Morgan Evans – a young man of outstanding promise – and prepares him for a scholarship to Oxford. Hugely uplifting, and entertaining, this 1937 play is a testament to the power of education to liberate disadvantaged children.
Based on his own life, Welsh playwright/actor, Emlyn Williams, played Morgan Evans to Dame Sybil Thorndike’s Miss Moffat. Ethel Barrymore was Miss Moffat on Broadway, Bette Davis in the 1945 film, and Katharine Hepburn in a 1979 re-make. It has just been remounted at Britain’s National Theatre, starring Nicola Walker.