Casting Announcement: “Enchanted April” Opens June 5

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax, Director Amanda Ranowsky is pleased to announce the cast of Enchanted April, by Matthew Barber.

In this gentle and romantic comedy, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday away, reluctantly recruiting a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the cost and the experience. Against the backdrop of a country still reeling from World War I, the women join together under the Mediterranean sun, seeking a necessary balm of sunshine and renewal.  Soon joined by the villa owner, husbands and lovers, the four women clash — and then begin to bond and bloom.  Enchanted April won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New American Play in 2003, along with numerous Tony Award nominations.  Single tickets on sale now!

(* denotes Providence Players debut)

Lotty – Jessa Whitley Hill*
Rose – Andra Whitt
Caroline – Lindsey June
Mrs. Graves – Beth Whitehead
Costanza – Eleanor Tyler*
Mellersh – Christopher Crockett
Frederick – Chris Persil
Antony – Chuck O’Toole



Amanda Ranowsky as Carol in Oleanna. Photo by Chip Gertzog.

Amanda Ranowsky is a long-term member of Providence Players, and she has worked extensively onstage and backstage.  She has performed roles in “Oleanna,” “The Phantom Tollbooth,” “Almost, Maine,” “Snow White and the Family Dwarf” and “A Christmas Carol.”  Amanda is an award-winning costume designer, having won the WATCH award for her costume design (with co-designer, Julie Janson) of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”