Westport Local Teddy Gibson Featured in Walnut Hill’s Production of The Learned Ladies

Natick, MA – Teddy Gibson of Westport, CT will play the role of the pretentious poet Trissotin in Walnut Hill School for the Arts’ winter production of Molière’s The Learned Ladies this December.

The Learned Ladies pokes fun at the pretentiousness of academia and the conflicting views of a woman’s place in the world. At the center of the play is a matriarchal family and a mother’s battle to convince both of her daughters to strive for a life of the mind, rather than typical domestic pursuits. Each character in this world is a living, breathing embodiment of the question, “what is the right relationship between art and learning and everyday life?” Walnut Hill’s production will be directed by Steve McConnell of the Boston Conservatory and performances will be held on December 12, 13 &14 at 8:00pm at Studio 5 in Walnut Hill’s Dance Center in Natick, MA.

Gibson, now a sophomore at Walnut Hill, was recently cast in two featured roles in Walnut Hill’s summer productions of The Infernal Machine (Oedipus) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy). As a freshman at Staples High School, Gibson performed in You Can’t Take it With You, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Oklahoma, and A Chorus Line. In addition to his theater training at Walnut Hill, Gibson also serves as vice president of his dormitory.

To purchase tickets for The Learned Ladies featuring Teddy Gibson and other Walnut Hill students, please visit: http://ticketstage.com/walnuthill.

Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an international leader in the education of young artists. The school combines renowned training in five core disciplines - creative writing, dance, music, theater, and visual art - with an innovative and rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Learn more at walnuthillarts.org.


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