Hope-based play returns to town at Willow Leaves

The play, “The Well House” is returning to Hope tonight and tomorrow with dinner shows at Willow Leaves of Hope on the north side of the town square.

Performances last year were a big success for the locally produced screenplay, where the town itself is part of the setting.

Jessica Brown of Hope is an actress in the play.

The book by Mark Van Voorhis and Ed Kugler was adapted for the stage by retired Hope Elementary School Teacher David Webster.

Brown says Webster was her fifth grade teacher and his involvement drew her to the play.

The play is the story of two young people who meet at IU and are separated by the Vietnam War. The young Marine in the story grows up in the town of Hope in a farm family.

Brown explains the book’s and play’s ties to Hope.

Performances are today and Friday with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. and the play at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $26 per person. You can get more information or make reservations, call 812-546-0640.