Gerds reviews Theophilus North: ‘Excellent play, excellently done’ 

Veteran critic Warren Gerds of took in opening night of the Theatre and Dance program’s production of “Theophilus North” on Thursday and loved it. Based on characters by Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder, the play chronicles the adventures of a young free spirit dropped into the somewhat dysfunctional lives of the wealthy 1920s residents of tiny Newport, Rhode Island. The cast, playwright and director John Mariano draw plenty of praise. The show continues today and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 21-24, in the Jean Weidner Theatre. To read the full review.