The Four Seasons is an interactive electric dream-like experience involving a team of over 100 actors, singers, and dancers. Our audience will gather in front of Wilson Castle, one of 5 standing pre-1900's Castles in the United States. From the moment the audience members park their cars, the performances will begin as they are led by The Ancestors in the cast through the 32 rooms of the Castle. Charles' play is sure to make time stop as you encounter these fabulous characters from around the world and throughout history. Come play with our diverse cast from NYC and VT and your evening is sure to be unforgettable.
Jacob W. Patorti, Artistic Director of The Merchants Hall STAGE Series, wrote to Charles L. Mee, fondly known as Chuck, with his vision of this inspiring piece and how it could be brought to life. Chuck was delighted and encouraged Jacob’s vision and consequently we were offered the incredible honor of being able to produce the piece this summer.
Chuck Mee has written Big Love and True Love and First Love, bobrauschenbergamerica and Hotel Cassiopeia, Iphigenia 2.0 and Trojan Women A Love Story, and Summertime and Wintertime among other plays; all of them available on the internet at www.charlesmee.org.
He was honored with a full season of his plays at the Signature Theatre. Among other awards, he is the recipient of the gold medal for lifetime achievement in drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and of the Richard B. Fisher Award. He is also the author of a number of books of history, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Horizon magazine, a magazine of history, art, literature, and the fine arts. His work is made possible by the support of Richard B. Fisher and Jeanne Donovan Fisher.
The castle began in 1867 by Doctor & Lady Johnson. He was a Vermonter who went to England to study medicine. While there he met & married a wealthy lady of the aristocracy. After 71/2 years of planning and construction the castle was completed at the sum of $1,300,000. The Johnson’s remained in the castle for only a brief time.
From the 1880’s until 1939, the castle was bought & sold 4 times. In 1939, a radio engineer named Herbert Lee Wilson, came to Vermont. He was a pioneer in the AM radio field and built radio stations all over the world. He was looking for a new location to build another station and a summer home for his family. He bought the castle & installed radio station WEWE in the old stable, which remains in operation.
When America joined WWII in 1941, Herbert Wilson joined the Army Signal Corps, from which he retired in the 1950’s as rank of Colonel. He retired to the castle and in 1962 opened it for tours. He died in 1981 at the age of 82 and left the estate to his daughter, Blossom Wilson Davine Ladabouche. Blossom passed away in 2010 and currently her daughter Denise Davine is the owner/operator.
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