SO LONG LIFE by Owen Robertson
July 6 - 22, 2018
Directed by: Caroline Jett
Cast: Slake Counts, Donna Delonay, Julia Rudgers, Dennis Duggan and Kevin Tylaska
Story Line: Ned Masters, an aging actor trapped by Alzheimer’s and suffering delusions lives in an old theater bar with his daughter Maggie, who provides full-time care for him. They get help from lifetime friends Sam and Mary, also old theater vets. When a stranger comes into the bar on the anniversary of the death of Ned’s wife, Ned fights against his ailment to speak the words tripping on the tongue one last time. Secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and ultimately family is found, and all show us how to overcome the hardships that this mortal coil can impose upon us.
BIBO AND BERTIE by Sarah Lawrence
March 1 - 11, 2018
Directed by: Julia Flick
Cast: Owen Robertson, Shannon Ungerer, Lynne Locher, Pete Clapsis and Jakob Nordstrom
Story Line: In 1954, the most famous man in the world at the time, Albert Einstein, celebrates his 75th birthday. He knows that death is not far off, so he is caught between a desperate struggle to complete his life's work: the unified field theory, "the theory of everything;" and his overwhelming desire to find peace of mind, to lay down his burdens of guilt over the nuclear arms race and his lifelong string of failed relationships. On his birthday, an unusual gift arrives: Bibo, an African grey parrot, who ultimately teaches him the lesson he needs most -- how to love.
Directed by: Owen Robertson
Cast: Caroline Jett, Roz Potenza and Samantha Parisi
Story Line: Maggie, a widow of 3 years, cares for her 93-year-old mother, Trudy, who suffers from dementia and her 91-year-old mother-in-law, Phyllis, who has had a recent hip replacement. Expecting to start a new beginning, Maggie faces years of caring for them both. Phyllis wants to go home to Bluebird Lane and Trudy just wants to know what kind of tree is outside her window. A funny and poignant story of what it means to care and grow older.