A Play by Annie Baker
Directed by Maryann Arcoleo-Koltun
In this smart, finely crafted work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Annie Baker, we meet Phyllis, who teaches psychology at Shirley State, her partner Joyce, and Joyce’s son Jared. They are hosting Frank, a guest artist whose nude photos are being shown as part of the college’s Body Awareness Week. When Jared—who swears he doesn’t have Asperger’s Syndrome—turns to Frank for advice, the presence of the interloper begins to disrupt the family dynamic.
Ridgefield Theater Barn,37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT, www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org
Sunday, March 5th at 1pm and Monday, March 6th at 7pm
Callback will be March 9th at 7pm.
Rehearsals will occur mostly weeknights and, if needed, possibly an occasional Sunday afternoon or early evening. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be determined after reviewing the schedules of those cast.
Mandatory tech week will run from Sunday, May 28th through Opening Night June 2nd, 2017.
June 2nd - June 24th, 2017
Friday & Saturday evenings at 8pm
Sunday Matinees: June 11th & 18th at 5pm
Auditions will consist of readings from sides provided. For additional information please contact the director at email@example.com
Sunday, March 5th 1pm
Monday, March 6th 7pm
Thursday, March 9th at 7pm
June 2nd - 24th, 2017
Fri. & Sat. evenings at 8pm
June 11th & 18th at 5pm
Joyce-55 year old woman living with her lesbian partner and Aspergers son. She teaches cultural studies at local HS....within her psyche vulnerability, defensiveness, curiosity, sexual ambivalence,and lack of self confidence all exist........there is an obvious emptiness .....but there is also a heart filled with love.
Phyllis-a 45 year old academic .....very invested in " Body Awareness Week " She is a perfectionist, snob, she seems comfortable with her relationship with Joyce.....Her bossy demeanor hides her jealousy, over protectiveness,sensitivity, and her opinionated views demand strict rules......she is the antithesis of openness.
Jared- 21 year old son of Joyce....he is angry, intelligent, obsessive and lonely....he has Aspergers but has a very hard time accepting this diagnosis...he loves and hates his mother and by extension her partner....his ritualistic behavior comforts him.
Frank Bonitatibus- 59 year old photographer...interloper and catalyst ....he inserts himself into the family routine.....descriptions of his personality include enigmatic, provocative, traditionalist, proud, exudes male sexuality. He is a proud artist who remains an outsider.