The proceedings take place in the living room of a summer house in 1912. In short order we learn that the father, although well off, is a confirmed miser; one son is a drunk, the younger one is tubercular and the mother is a drug addict. Then we begin to learn the reasons for this excessive bad fortune. The mother's addiction resulted from the father's penury in sending her to a second-rate doctor; the elder boy drinks from sheer frustration; the old man has never been able to get over his magnified respect for money induced by an impoverished childhood. Even the illness of the younger son, quite obviously the author, is being treated by the cheapest local physician, and the father is planning to send him to a state sanatorium where he will hopefully expire inexpensively. This sounds like a preponderance of tragedy for any household, and so it must have been, but it is revealed in such terms of stark honesty that no one can ever doubt its stature as an autobiographical document. The people speak in the everyday language of our neighbors; their emotions rise and fall with the absurd devotion to trivialities which provoke so many quarrels; these are dimensional characters trying desperately to keep their doomed household together.

Directed By Cody Dull

Tickets are $25.00 Reserved Seating


Friday September 18 7:00pm

Saturday September 19 7:00pm

Sunday September 20 2:00pm

Thursday September 24  7:00pm

Friday September 25 7:00pm

Saturday September 26 2:00pm

Saturday September 26 7:00pm

Friday October 2 7:00pm

Saturday October 3 7:00pm

Sunday October 4 2:00pm

Thursday October 8 7:00pm

Friday October 9 7:00pm

Saturday October 10 2:00pm

Saturday October 10 7:00pm


This show contains mild adult themes. This show is not appropiate for children under the age of 13



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