Our December production Greetings! directed by Don Taco opens in a week, Sunday December 28th for two performances 3 PM and 7 PM. Do you must know somebody who will be aching for entertainment via a feel-good Christmas story between the Holidays? Please invite them this week. Here is the story: Andy (Gary Prince) has a sweet Catholic mother (Wendy McCoy), a sour Catholic father (Rus Roberts) and a severely retarded younger brother named Mickey (Chuck Skinner). When Andy brings his Jewish atheist fiancé (Catherine Polan Orzech) to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when Mickey, whose entire vocabulary has been limited to “oh boy” and “wow,” suddenly spouts the word “Greetings!” the entire family’s belief system is turned upside down. For it seems an ancient, wise and witty spirit who is set upon healing the family’s wounds has borrowed Mickey’s body! Think “Abie’s Irish Rose” meets “All in the Family” with a mixture of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. Depending on your age Google as many of the previous references you need to.
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The Director’s comments on Time Stands Still
I’ve been a fan of Margulies’ plays for many years and am excited to finally direct one.
When I first read Time Stands Still it “knocked me out.” It’s a serious play, but at times it is very funny.
The play raises questions, but provides no answers. I’m interested in these types of plays.
The four characters are interesting people. Our impressions of them change over the course of the action. The characters contrast with one another as individuals. Also, the two couples contrast with one another.
To me, the play is a domestic love story. At the first rehearsal, I told the cast we’ll focus on the love and let other things in the play take care of themselves.
There are references to things associated with the war in Iraq but it is not
“an Iraq play.” War is the backdrop for what is essentially a domestic love story . . .
Time Stands Still is very much about the choices and compromises we all make — in love, in work, and particular to his play, war, Ethical struggles touch on all aspects of life.
One of my kids favorite books…and mine.
Gary Prince, one of our company members brought this article to my attention. It was shared with him by his aunt, Mary krenowicz. Gary said,
My aunt sent me this article, and I thought you might like to see it. Though it is singing the praises of “Writer’s Theater,” I think it translates to what we are doing with reader’s.
I agree with Gary. You can link here to the article by Terry Teachout called