The Driftwood Players have announced an upcoming live-stream production of “Daddy Long Legs,” a musical drama in two acts for teens and adults and directed by Brad Duffy.
In the story, a mysterious benefactor offers to send a young woman named Jerusha to college to be educated as a writer. She is required to write him a letter once a month, and because she doesn’t know the benefactor’s identity, she invents a name for him, “Daddy Long Legs.”
Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life — Jervis, well-to-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure.
Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover — a fact that will change her life forever.
The production is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays — May 16 and 23 — at 1:30. Admission is $15 per household.
To purchase a ticket, go to showtix4u.com/event-details/49469 and select the performance you wish to view. Choose the number of devices you will be using and click “checkout.” After completing the ticket purchase you can download your tickets. Further instructions for viewing the live-stream including a stream link will be sent to you via email.