Drama/Comedy. By Bonnie Roberts. Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.
Cast: 4m., 5w. WWI has ended, and in the England of 1922, everyday life is slowly settling back to normal. It has been raining for days in London when Lotty discovers an advertisement describing San Salvatore, a villa on the Italian seashore, and she impulsively convinces Rose, an acquaintance from her club, to rent it with her. Their own advertisement for traveling companions to help share expenses has only two respondents: caustic Mrs. Fisher sits alone in her parlor, surrounded by the photos of famous writers she knew in her youth; the beautiful Lady Caroline hides the pain of a lost love with an air of sophistication and a whirlwind of high-society parties. Can these four very different women come together at the villa, find healing in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, and rediscover hope and love? Will their husbands and friends who join them there also fall under the spell of San Salvatore? Area staging. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.