Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” Now Through June 30

A scene from a play production, three women stand looking at a man.
Image credit: Maggie Hall
June 19, 2019

Wellesley Repertory Theatre’s production of Finegan Kruckemeyer’s This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing began its monthlong run June 5 at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre in Alumnae Hall.

In an attempt to protect them from their evil stepmother, a humble woodcutter brings his triplet daughters, Albienne, Beatrix, and Carmen, deep into a forest and leaves them to fend for themselves. Unsure of what to do next, the sisters decide to split up. Albienne and Beatrix resolve to walk in opposite directions until they have walked all around the world. Meanwhile, Carmen will stay put in the forest and make a home.

Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, fought Vikings, crossed oceans, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, entirely different people than they had been the day they parted. This Girl Laughs is a moving and irresistibly charming modern-day fable for the whole family.

Named one of the 19 summer picks for 2019 by Wicked Local Arts and MetroWest Daily News, Wellesley Repertory Theatre’s production of This Girl Laughs has already received critical praise for energetic and emotional performances. The cast includes an assortment of Wellesley alumnae, including J Taylor D’Andrea ’15 (pictured above) and Addie Pates ’19. Additionally, the stage crew is entirely made up of alumnae and current students.

This Girl Laughs runs until June 30 with performances at 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available online.

Photo: (left to right) Narrator Danny Bolton, Meredith Gosselyn as Beatrix, J Taylor D’Andrea ’15 as Albienne, and Erin Eva Butcher as Carmen