The Joan Harris Dancers will present ” La Fille Mal Gardee”at 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the E. L. Meyers High School Auditorium in Wilkes-Barre.
The work is subtitled “The Wayward Daughter” and is the story of Lisette, whose mother, the Widow Simone, wishes will marry the simple-minded Alain, son of a wealthy vineyard owner. However, Lisette is in love with the handsome farm-hand Colin and the ballet follows the couple as they try to foil the Widow’s Scheme.
The roles the young daughter, Lisette, and her domineering mother, The Widow Simone, will be played by Alexis Schutz, of Hanover and Gerri Herron, of Nescopeck, respectively. Lisette’s love, the farmhand Colin, will be assayed by Matthew Ocasio, of Wilkes-Barre. Joe Donnelly, of Larksville, and Jim Harris, of Dallas, will play the roles of Tomas the vineyard owner and his dunce of a son, Alain.
Dancing the roles of Lisette’s friends are Krista Flanagan, of Exeter as Gisela, Nikki Giordano, of Exeter as Henriette, Anna James of Jackson Township as Fifi, Rachel Makar of Wilkes-Barre as Desaree, Paula Heritage of Berwick as Clarisse and Amanda Sedor, of Shavertown as Adelaide.
Tickets are $14 in advance and can be purchased at the Harris Conservatory for the Arts, 545 Charles St., Luzerne. For more information, call 287-7977 or 718-0673.