at The Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
April 12, 2015, Sunday, 6:45pm
(All donations to benefit The Ojai Retreat’s new outdoor events center)
“What you seek for half your life, one day you come full upon, all the family at dinner.
You seek it like a dream, and as soon as you find it, you become its prey.”
– Thoreau to Emerson
This quote from Thoreau fits my play, The Women of Cedar Creek, and some American families everywhere. I wrote this play about how families often say and do terrible things to each another yet at the end of the day, gather and have dinner as though this was all completely normal.
– Catherine Ann Jones
This comedy-drama family play is set in Texas in the mid-seventies. Three generations of Texas women come together to persuade their aging mother to leave Cedar Creek, her home of fifty years. Old ghosts and family secrets explode over a twenty-four hour period, exploring the love-hate relationships of family.
Awarded the New York Drama League Award & the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Award.