by Topher Payne

Opens September 8, 2017

Buy tickets online in August

Synopsis

In this warm-hearted romantic comedy, Frank Garrett is caught completely of-guard when, his wife of 37 years, Jackie, announces she’s leaving. Her only explanation,“You don’t send me flowers.” Frank seeks solace and answers at the New York apartment of his son, Charlie, a video game designer.  When Charlie calls his sister, Claire, in a panic, he discovers Jackie has found refuge at Claire’s Connecticut home. Via a series of telephone conspiracies, the siblings join forces on a mission to get their parents back together – and more importantly, back in their own home. But complications arise when Frank is introduced to Rita, the lovely widow across the hall…

Directed by Scott Pollak, assisted by Ruth Jantzen

Auditions

June 19th and 20th at 6:30 pm (Please complete this form in advance)

Runs September 8 through 23 (Evening performances on the 8th, 9th, 15th, 26th, 22nd and 23rd, with Matinee performances 10th and 17th)

Rehearsals: tentatively scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30

This is going to be an entertaining and very fun show, and we look forward to working with a great cast and crew.

Casting needs

Charlie Garrett (age 30’s) is a software designer living in Manhattan. He creates perfect little worlds with very clear rules from the comfort of his own home. This is why he hates to leave his home.

Rita Randall (age 40’s) is Charlie’s neighbor and friend, a former actress.  She is pragmatic, chatty, and loyal. Though she has left the stage, she still delights in drama.

Claire Garrett Burnham (early 30’s) is Charlie’s sister and works as a chef in Connecticut. She is playful, bossy, never wrong and excels at picturing worst-case scenarios.

Frank Garrett (age 60’s) is Charlie’s father, an insurance salesman in Connecticut. He is reminiscent of Willy Lowman in Death of a Salesman if his life had turned out better.  Frank is good-humored, lightly befuddled, and delights in being a handyman.

Bruce Burnham (age mid 30’s) is Claire’s husband, a real estate agent in Connecticut. He is the golden boy who knows how to close a deal. Bruce is unflappable and engages in his guilty pleasure of playing video games that he happily tests for his brother-in-law, Charlie.

Jackie Garrett (age 60’s) is Charlie’s mother. Jackie is the sort of woman who always remembers your birthday and the contents of your medicine cabinet. She is prone to catastrophizing – which is where her daughter gets it.