Valerie Eaton is honored to be playing the role of gritty curmudgeon, Hannah Ferguson. Yet this is not the first time Ms. Eaton has played the matron. She enjoyed portraying Mrs. Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera presented by the Lowell House Opera at Harvard University as well as the feisty Clairee Belcher in the Full Moon Players’ production of Steel Magnolias. She has also been the ingénue, such as when she was cast as Princess Ida in the Hancock County Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s rendition of Princess Ida or as Ida the ballerina in Die Fledermaus, performed by the Rome Summer Festival Institute. But she feels a particular affinity for this part since she lived just across the dooryard from and worked at the Morning Moon Café located on Main Street in Brooklin, Maine where she frequently looked out from her front porch to see the sun go down.