The Enclave, written by Arthur Laurents, will be performed December 13th - 15th, 2007, at
7:30 PM in the Little Theatre.
It is directed by Tesla Cariani and Zach Narva, with Phoebe DeGroot as set designer.
This thought-provoking play, written by acclaimed author Arthur Laurents,
portrays a group of life-long friends and the change in their group dynamic
as they are faced with the reality of change. Ben, the seemingly confirmed bachelor
of the group, comes out as being gay while he and the three couples that constitute
his closest friends are in the process of renovating a row a townhouses in New York
city into their own sanctuary. However Ben's announcement to bring Wyman, his boyfriend
of seven months with him to his home in the enclave challenges the group's utopian
ideal. Each member, including his brother Bruno and best friend Cassie must face
this new truth while inhibited by their individual prejudices regarding homosexuality
and social hierarchies, something that proves to be impossible. Tension mounts between
Ben and his friends as they disregard their friendships and berate Ben for his decision
to bring Wyman along. The Enclave examines the boundaries of friendship, as well as the
limits of tolerance and the reaction to change while retaining the light-hearted demeanor
that reflects the strong relationships these friends once had.
The Enclave contains mature themes and language that may be inappropriate
for younger audiences.