Artichoke continues at the Coastal Rep, through April 21

Press release

By on Wed, April 4, 2012


Are you an artichoke or a turnip?

Find out during Coastal Rep’s production of Artichoke, a warm-hearted portrait of a family finding its way through life, love, and forgiveness.

Set on a farm in Saskatchewan, Artichoke is the turbulent story of Margaret and Walter, estranged for fourteen years after Margaret discovers Walter’s illegitimate child in a laundry basket on the porch. Margaret names the child Lily Agnes and raises her as her own…but Walter is banished to the smokehouse! One summer, Margaret satisfies her need for culture and affection with a visiting professor and, much to the surprise of everyone, opens a door to reconnect her family.

Playwright Joanna M. Glass is a master of characterization, mood and dialogue, and this production spotlights the inability of people to connect with each other, even in the closest circumstances.

This engaging dramatic comedy, populated by colorful, intriguing personalities, is perfectly suited to our community and our intimate theatre setting. Come along on this journey to discover the meaning of forgiveness.

Featuring: Roxane Ashe as Margaret Morley, Will Chen as Gibson McFarland, Rob Hedges as Jake, Don Hughes as Archie, Peter K. Owen as Walter Morley,  Nicole St. John as Lily Agnes, and Paul Smith as Gramps.

Buy tickets now online or by calling the box office, 650.569.3266